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    Conditional Formatting

    Hi,

    Is it possible to use conditional formatting to color a row based on the value outside of the row?

    I have a large table with different deliveries and their information. I want to color an entire row yellow if it's been delivered within the past 3 days and red if it was delivered more than 2 weeks ago. I have set up a formula using the TODAY function that gives the number of days since delivery.

    From what I saw within creating a new rule in Conditional Formatting, I couldn't find anything that didn't apply solely directly the cell with the days since delivery.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Conditional Formatting

    Hi, welcome to the forum

    Take a look at New Rule/Use Formula this is where you can use formulas for CF
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    Re: Conditional Formatting

    Select say A1

    Conditional Formatting
    New Rule

    Use a formula to determine...

    Enter the formula as required

    format as required
    Use Format painter (paintbrush icon) to copy to other cells
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    Re: Conditional Formatting

    Hi, Thank you!

    I'm having trouble conceptualizing what formula would be appropriate. Would an =IF(TODAY()-delivery date row 2 cell>=21,color cells A1-O1 red, none) work?

    In bold is what I'm trying to do, and in italics is the delivery date cell I would use for the formula. How would I go about coloring the cells in this instance?

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    Re: Conditional Formatting

    1. highlight the cells you want to apply the CF to (all the cells, but not whole rows)
    2. on the home tab, styles, select CF
    3. select new rule, select use formula
    4. enter =A1>=today()-21 format RED

    repeat 3 and 4 for the other rule =A1<TODAY()-3

    (or whatever your rules are)

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    Re: Conditional Formatting

    Thank you! I'll give it a shot and let you know if I have any problems!

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