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conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

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    conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

    I've a column with a 3 colour scale on it. The column is either numbers, or numbers with a plus sign after it. Any suggestions?
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    Re: conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

    you can use the isnumber() function to track down the 'numbers with a plus sign' and conditional format them as required

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    Re: conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

    Right... how do I do that in the context of a 3 colour scale? It doesn't like formulas in the numberbox.

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    Re: conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

    or you can add another rule for the number with +, see attached

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    Re: conditional formatting: 3 colour scale, which reads only numbers not text

    OK - what I'm looking for exactly is to format all cells on the red/amber/green scale - even the ones with + in them.

    The list calculates the time taken for a list of processes, using

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    So that, if there is no FINISHDATE it uses today's date with a plus sign. That indicates how many days it has taken so far.

    Formatting in the above screenshot can't do a 3 colour scale I think?

    (Sorry for the delay; I've bad connection today. And I'm making limericks...)
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