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# Question on Excel If statement on coloring cells

Posted on 2014-10-26
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I have a Formula =(B2*703)/(O2*O2) this is in G2 cell
B2 = 247 this will go up and down in cells B2 thru B100
O2 = 67 This stays the same times it self
703 is Always
= 38 rounded down
What I want to do is change different colors of the  G cell if the total is
30 or higher would be Red.
25 to 29.9 would be Orange
18.5 to 24.9 would be Green
Less than 18.5 would be Red
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You can apply conditional formatting to do the work...

I attached the excel with created conditional formation you can use Format painter to transfer the conditional formatting or  you can use the screenshots to recreate it for yourself..
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Book1.xlsx
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ID: 40405699
I am not sure what you are trying to show here, Book1.xlsx where are you getting the color changes, I am not sure what format painter is,
Isn't there a way to use a if statement to change the number to didn't colors and not the complete cell?
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Haris Djulic earned 2000 total points
ID: 40405707
To change the conditions and color of conditional formatting do following

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Select the column where you want to setup conditional formatting

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Under the conditional formatting select manage rules which will get you the current set of rules applied to that column

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Select rule which you want to edit and click Edit rule button (see Capture3)

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On the new window you change the color/font/size  under the format button (see Capture4)
Using IF statement to change the colors is unnecessary since there is the conditional formatting...

Maybe more detail instructions can be found here : http://www.techonthenet.com/excel/questions/cond_format1_2010.php
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Thank you
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