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    Formula to change text color based on value?

    Given cell A1 = 10, how would I construct a formula that says: if Cell A1>5, then make it *red*, but if cell A1<5, then keep it black?

    e/ and also, how do I create a formula that basically says, if cell A3 has the words "a, b, c" then "x", OR if cell A3 has the words "d, e, f" then "y"?

    Thanks
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    Re: Formula to change text color based on value?

    Is what I'm looking for possible?

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    Re: Formula to change text color based on value?

    Hello,

    you can do this with conditional formatting. It's a big button on the home ribbon. There's also a chapter in the Help files to guide you through it.

    cheers

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    Re: Formula to change text color based on value?

    Quote Originally Posted by teylyn View Post
    Hello,

    you can do this with conditional formatting. It's a big button on the home ribbon. There's also a chapter in the Help files to guide you through it.

    cheers
    Thanks, I do see that. However, it doesn't quite solve my problems. Say I have three months as columns: Jan - Col B, Feb - Col C, March - Col D and one column as reference, column A.

    If I wanted to say, if Column B > Column A, then red text, how would I apply this to February and March? I tried Format Painter and it doesn't seem to help.

    I tried F1 to look for that chapter on conditional formatting but I wasn't able to located the section you were referring to - in fact, my excel crashed haha.

    Thanks!

    e/ wait I take that back.....can someone confirm that Format Painter *does* actually do the trick?
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    Re: Formula to change text color based on value?

    please don't quote whole posts. It's clutter and creates work.

    post a sample file with your conditional formatting in place.

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