Conditional Formatting - Date Based


I am looking to set up a conditional format which sets the background of cells in column H to yellow if the date is within the next 5 days (or today) and red if the date has past?

I cannot work out the formula to use - would it be something similar to H:H<=[Today]-5 for amber for example?
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does it have to be work day or any day?
Roy CoxGroup Finance ManagerCommented:
Try this for the yellow cells

Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Assuming your dates are in col. H and start from H2.
Select your date range and then use the following formulas to make a New Rule for conditional formatting and set the format as per your choice.

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gisvpnAuthor Commented:
Change =AND(H2<>"",TODAY()>=H2+5) to =AND(H2<>"",TODAY()>=H2-5) - and worked perfect; thanks!
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're welcome. Glad it worked after you tweaked it. :)
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