Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting

I am trying to use the Excel 2010 Conditional Formatting feature to color a cell Red, Yellow, or Green.  If the cell’s value is less than 61, I want the cell color Green.  If the cell’s value is between 61 and 80, I want the cell color Yellow.  If the cell’s value is greater than 80, I want the cell color Red.  The data is displayed as a percent.  I have not been able to find what combination of choices to make this work.

A1                                B1
Current Capacity      74%
cowboywmAsked:
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Dan CraciunConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
As I was saying, "conditional formatting rules are additive, meaning you can add as many as you want."
After you add the first rule (<61, green) add the rest.

You can add as many rules as you want to a range. A range can consist of a single cell.

You can add multiple rules
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Select that column, then simply add 3 conditional formatting rules:
1. Conditional formatting->Highlight cell rules->Less than->61% and put "Light green fill"
2. Conditional formatting->Highlight cell rules->Between->61% and 80% and put "Yellow fill"
3. Conditional formatting->Highlight cell rules->More than->80% and put "Red fill"

You have to remember that conditional formatting rules are additive, meaning you can add as many as you want.

HTH,
Dan
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cowboywmAuthor Commented:
Dan, I'm sorry.  I don't understand what formulas to input where on the New Formatting Rule Form.   Can you be more specific regarding what to select and what to put in each field by using the field's names, i.e. Select a Rule Type, Minimum, Midpoint, Maximum, Type, Value, color, etc.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
See the images;
1. select the cells
2. click on Conditional Formatting
3. click on Highlight cells rules
4. click on Less than...
5. type 61%
6. select "green fill..."

Repeat for the other rules.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
BTW, you can see the currently applied rules by going to Conditional Formatting->Manage Rules.
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cowboywmAuthor Commented:
Dan, first I was looking in the wrong form.  Thanks for clarifying.

Second, the cell referenced B1 must check for three things not just one.  I do not have three separate cells to check.  How is this configured using three value possibilities in one cell?

Bill
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cowboywmAuthor Commented:
Yes, this does work.  Make sure you use decimal points for percentages.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Glad I could help!

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Thank you.

PS: 61% = 0.61
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