Solved

Conditional Formatting in Excel 2007

Posted on 2012-04-06
2
301 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Good day!

I am using a spreadsheet to track parts. I have successfully used the conditional formatting Dialog to highlight a row if the formula evaluates to a 'less than'.  But I don't want the rows to format if the target row is blank.

ie

Dialog Formula is   G1<F1  with turning row A1:K1 Yellow.  But I can'tfigure out how to prevent the formatting if G1 is blank!

I have tried to use an    if(F1="","",G1<F1) in the dialog formula box, but it doesn't work.

Any help appreciated.

Ray
0
Comment
Question by:RayLBailey
2 Comments
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
ID: 37815786
Hello,

not quite sure I understand the setup, because there is some conflicting information

>> prevent the formatting if G1 is blank

>>  if(F1="","",G1<F1)

F1 or G1 ? Which one will be tested for blank?

In any case, see the attached file for an example. The conditional format applies to $A$1:$K$10 and the formula is

=AND(NOT(ISBLANK($F1)),$F1>$G1)

cheers, teylyn
27665093.xlsx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RayLBailey
ID: 37815858
Cool Beans!  Works like a charm!

Thank you!

I know this question isn't necessarily worth 500 points, but my Browser wwon'tlet me select a lower amount when I posted the question --  so enjoy!

Ray
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Improved? Move/Copy Add-in Replacement - How to avoid the annoying, “A formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name XXX, which already exists on the destination worksheet.” David Miller (dlmille)  It was one of those days… I wa…
Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates in Microsoft Excel how to consolidate your marketing data by creating an interactive charts using form controls. This creates cool drop-downs for viewers of your chart to choose from.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question