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Excel: mark some cells red

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In excel, how would I make the contains of a cell red if its contents are > 0?
E.g. if I have some cells like so:

1
-1
2
-4
5

I would like the 1, 2, and 5 to be red.

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Question by:allelopath
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Use conditional formatting. Formula =A1>0

For precise details, state which version of Excel you are using.
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2003
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Not even that complicated, just use value >0 and choose formatting as red.

Excel 2003

http://www.contextures.com/xlcondFormat01.html
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Sorry, I mispoke. I am actually using Excel 2007, but saving as 2003 (.xls).
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It's pretty much the same in 07, via the Home tab I believe.
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oh, got it. thanks.
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