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Conditional format of minimum number
I have a column of numbers that are the results of a formula (common to
each row). What I would like to do is apply a format to the cell that contains the minimum value in the column and to the max value as well. I can use the MIN or MAX formula to place the value in a remote cell then use the conditional format to match that value to what's in the column but I'm thinking there's better mousetrap. Shouldn't I be able to just apply the formatting to the cell directly? 
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On Sat, 17 Sep 2005 01:42:11 GMT, MaggieMagill wrote:
I have a column of numbers that are the results of a formula (common to each row). What I would like to do is apply a format to the cell that contains the minimum value in the column and to the max value as well. I can use the MIN or MAX formula to place the value in a remote cell then use the conditional format to match that value to what's in the column but I'm thinking there's better mousetrap. Shouldn't I be able to just apply the formatting to the cell directly? Select your range: e.g. G1:G23 Format/Conditional Formatting/Formula Is: condition 1: =G1=MAX($G$1:$G$23) format to taste condition 2: =G1=MIN($G$1:$G$23) format to taste Note the use of relative and absolute references in the formula. ron 
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Assume the values are in A2:A100, select from A2 as the active cell (type
A2:A100 in the name box and press enter or select A2 and hold down the mouse button and select down to A100), do formatconditional formatting, select formula is, in the formula box put =MIN($A$2:$A$100)=A2 select the format you want, then add condition 2 and use =MAX($A$2:$A$100)=A2  Regards, Peo Sjoblom (No private emails please) "MaggieMagill" wrote in message news:[email protected].. I have a column of numbers that are the results of a formula (common to each row). What I would like to do is apply a format to the cell that contains the minimum value in the column and to the max value as well. I can use the MIN or MAX formula to place the value in a remote cell then use the conditional format to match that value to what's in the column but I'm thinking there's better mousetrap. Shouldn't I be able to just apply the formatting to the cell directly? 
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highlight the range and under conditional formatting select <cell value<is equal to and enter in the right hand block =Max($A$2:$A$51) then set the format..... similar for the minimum  bill k  bill k's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...nfo&userid=821 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=468415 
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bill k wrote in
: highlight the range and under conditional formatting select <cell value<is equal to and enter in the right hand block =Max($A$2:$A$51) then set the format..... similar for the minimum Thank you all for the responses! Works perfect! I guess my biggest problem was not using absolute references for the range. But I'm curious  two different solutions were offered and both seem to work for what I need. Why does one version (suggested twice) include the relative reference to the first cell in the range? Oh wait  I see one is "formula is" the other "cell value is". So what I see is that the "formula is" version is basicaly ={cell value is}=Max(abs range). So now my question is (in trying to understand the function better) if the =MAX($A$2:$A$51) can be applied to each cell in the range for the condition, is there any benefit in applying it as a formula that contains that relative cell's value to compare with the function within the formula? Am I correct in seeing the "formula is" version as an added wrapper or redundancy of sorts? Don't mind my question  I'm just trying to figure out the "formula logic" Excel uses. It's an academic question as both provide the desired results! 
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thanks for the feed back excellent question. I have been waiting for Ron or Peo to answer as both are experts in excell. I'm merely an amateur learning by risking to offer the odd answer and waiting for comments and or corrections.  bill k  bill k's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php...nfo&userid=821 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...hreadid=468415 
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Hi Maggie
In the cell value scenario, the formatting will only change if the condition of that cell meets the criteria set. In the Formula Is scenario, the same happens to be true (in your case) because the criteria contains the cell name as part of the criteria set. But equally you could set a cell to change format based upon the results of criteria relating to an entirely different set of cells. e.g. You might want the heading to become bold red if there are more than a certain number of entries in the column. Regards Roger Govier MaggieMagill wrote: bill k wrote in : highlight the range and under conditional formatting select <cell value<is equal to and enter in the right hand block =Max($A$2:$A$51) then set the format..... similar for the minimum Thank you all for the responses! Works perfect! I guess my biggest problem was not using absolute references for the range. But I'm curious  two different solutions were offered and both seem to work for what I need. Why does one version (suggested twice) include the relative reference to the first cell in the range? Oh wait  I see one is "formula is" the other "cell value is". So what I see is that the "formula is" version is basicaly ={cell value is}=Max(abs range). So now my question is (in trying to understand the function better) if the =MAX($A$2:$A$51) can be applied to each cell in the range for the condition, is there any benefit in applying it as a formula that contains that relative cell's value to compare with the function within the formula? Am I correct in seeing the "formula is" version as an added wrapper or redundancy of sorts? Don't mind my question  I'm just trying to figure out the "formula logic" Excel uses. It's an academic question as both provide the desired results! 
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