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Old February 8th 06, 07:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Hi All
I'm working on a spreadsheet for a maintenance program. I'm looking for a
way to change the cell colour depending on when a task is due. For example:
when a monthly task is due I would like the cell colour to change to remind
me that it is due in a week.
Thanks

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Old February 8th 06, 08:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Use Conditional formatting, see details in Help!
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Stefi


„Dri” ezt *rta:

Hi All
I'm working on a spreadsheet for a maintenance program. I'm looking for a
way to change the cell colour depending on when a task is due. For example:
when a monthly task is due I would like the cell colour to change to remind
me that it is due in a week.
Thanks

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Perhaps a quick play to ease you in as well ?

Assuming the due dates are in col B, in B2:B10 (say), and we want the entire
row(s) to appear shaded yellow if the due date is <= 7 days from today

Select row2 down to row10 (select the row headers)
[this ensures that A2 is active]

Click Format Conditional Formatting
Under Condition 1, make the settings:
Formula is: =AND($B2<"",$B2-TODAY()<=7)
Click Format button Patterns tab Yellow OK
Click OK at the main dialog

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Hi All
I'm working on a spreadsheet for a maintenance program. I'm looking for a
way to change the cell colour depending on when a task is due. For

example:
when a monthly task is due I would like the cell colour to change to

remind
me that it is due in a week.
Thanks



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Old February 8th 06, 11:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
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Select row2 down to row10 (select the row headers)

Just a clarification that we could actually select rows beyond row10, i.e.
pre-format ahead of dates input in col B, since the CF formula includes
checks for blank cells in col B as well (via the part: $B2<"").
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Max,
Thanks for taking the time out to help me. You've pointed me in the right
direction perfectly.
Best wishes

"Max" wrote:

Select row2 down to row10 (select the row headers)


Just a clarification that we could actually select rows beyond row10, i.e.
pre-format ahead of dates input in col B, since the CF formula includes
checks for blank cells in col B as well (via the part: $B2<"").
--
Max
Singapore
http://savefile.com/projects/236895
xdemechanik
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You're welcome, Dri !
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Max,
Thanks for taking the time out to help me. You've pointed me in the right
direction perfectly.
Best wishes





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