Excel 2013 -- Conditional Formatting ?

Posted on 2014-07-24
Last Modified: 2014-07-25
What formula will make the attached RED work ?
  ** if cell J# less than or equal K#
     then nothing
     else make cell J# background RED
Question by:finance_teacher
1 Comment
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

NBVC earned 500 total points
ID: 40217892
It looks like your picture shows the reverse of what you spell out in text...

by the picture:

Select J2 to last cell in J range, go to Home>Conditonal Formatting, then choose "Format only cells that contain" from top section.

Then select Cell Value >> Less Than from bottom section, then enter =K2

Now click Format and choose from Fill tab.

If you want it the other way, then Cell Value >> Greater than =K2

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

A little background as to how I came to I design this code: Around 5 years ago I designed an add-in that formatted Excel files to a corporate standard, applying different cell colours and font type depending on whether the cells contained inputs,…
Introduction This Article briefly covers methods of calculating the NPV and IRR variants in Excel as well as the limitations in calculating and interpreting IRR results. Paraphrasing Richard Shockley, author of my favourite finance reference tex…
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…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

773 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