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I have a spread sheet that I want the font in Cell D to be green when the value in cell A is TODAY and red when the Value is OLDER
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Question by:skull52
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try this

Cell D to be green when the value in cell A is TODAY
use conditional fomatting formula:
=INDIRECT("$A$"&ROW())=TODAY()

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and red when the Value is OLDER
use conditional fomatting formula:
=INDIRECT("$A$"&ROW())<TODAY()

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28983745.xlsx
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by:Rob Henson
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Why the INDIRECT??? The ROW part will change based on the Active cell so the Formatting will keep changing.

I assume OP means the cell in D of the same row in A, assuming starting in Row 2 with headers in row 1

For Green:
=$A2=TODAY()

For Red:
=$A2<TODAY()

When copied down the reference to row 2 will increase.

What about where date in A is in future, if that scenario can exist in your workbook?

Thanks
Rob H
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by:Rob Henson
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EDIT to statement above; I was thinking of CELL("row") which changes with Active Cell. ROW() does give row number of row in which it is placed.

Even so, no need for INDIRECT.
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