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    Using IF statements for cell colouring

    I am trying an experiment with a spreadsheet i am working with. I want to know if it is possible to use an IF statement to colour a cell if a date in cell A is smaller than a date in cell B?

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    Re: Using IF statements for cell colouring

    look at conditional formatting, you don't however us an if statement just something that will give true/false but there are built in options you can use
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    Re: Using IF statements for cell colouring

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Use Conditional formatting for this.

    Highlight your range and in CF rules, put this formula

    =$a1>$b1 >>>>Choose color>>>OK
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    Re: Using IF statements for cell colouring

    Is it possible to conditional format a cell with data from a different sheet in excel 2003?

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    Re: Using IF statements for cell colouring

    Yes it is.

    One way is using named ranges. Another one is creating a helper & hidden column in first sheet with datas from the other.

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