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Conditional Formatting

gacto asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I cannot get conditional formatting in Excel 2010 to work on this formula.


I have this formula entered to calculate the number of days that have passed since the last event. What I need is conditional formatting to highlight the cell where this formula is if the result of the formula is >29. So anything event that is 30 days past or more should be formatted.

When I try the conditional formatting in Excel every cell is highlighted even if the result of the formula above is less than 30. I know there is something screwy about conditional formatting and formulas but I cannot remember and I have not been able to get this to work.
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Here is a copy of what I am trying to make work. I just used the basic conditional formatting function here but I have tried several times to use other options and all of the results are the same.
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I suggest that not yet due to be zero instead of ""

Rob HensonFinance Analyst

I was thinking the same but left it with user's original.

If you use andrew_man's suggestion you can then use sheet options to hide zeros or Custom Format specific column so that they don't show.



the spreadsheet you uploaded works fine until I enable editing and then the formatting fails. I have followed the logic of your formatting and it does not work in my version of Excel.


Excellent suggestion Rob H.

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