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Conditional Formatting is a very useful, powerful and versatile tool. As its name suggests, it has two parts - a condition and a format. When the condition is true, the format is applied.
You can check for all kinds of things. You can also apply a multitude of different formatting options ranging from basic cell colours and font colours to coloured data bars, colour scales (heat maps) and even icon sets.
Moving past the basics you can set a condition based on a formula and that’s what we’ll be doing in this cheat sheet example.
The Conditional Formatting tool is available on the Home tab.
Consider this worksheet. Every ‘Category A’ row has been highlighted automatically.
Here’s how it's done.
To test the formula, whenever the category in column A is "A" every data cell in that row is highlighted automatically.
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