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Highlighting today's row.

  1. #1
    Roger PB
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    Highlighting today's row.

    I have a number of spreadsheets where the first column contains the date,
    conditionally formatted with =A1=today(), copied throughout the column, i.e.
    =A2, A3, etc. The conditional formatting makes the cell red, so I can
    instantly find today's row.

    However, I would like to extend the red colour to the rest of the same row
    on the sheet. How can I do this using either the condional formatting menu,
    or with a VBA macro?

    Roger PB




  2. #2
    Amedee Van Gasse
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    Re: Highlighting today's row.

    Roger PB shared this with us in microsoft.public.excel.programming:

    > I have a number of spreadsheets where the first column contains the
    > date, conditionally formatted with =A1=today(), copied throughout the
    > column, i.e. =A2, A3, etc. The conditional formatting makes the cell
    > red, so I can instantly find today's row.
    >
    > However, I would like to extend the red colour to the rest of the
    > same row on the sheet. How can I do this using either the condional
    > formatting menu, or with a VBA macro?
    >
    > Roger PB


    Does it not work with that formula? Perhaps you'll have to change it to
    =$A1=today()

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  3. #3
    Bob Phillips
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    Re: Highlighting today's row.

    Select the whole row and amend the formula from

    =A1=TODAY()

    to

    =$A1 = TODAY()

    --

    HTH

    RP
    (remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)


    "Roger PB" <translator@vienna.at> wrote in message
    news:bmM8e.9776$0z2.8966@news.chello.at...
    > I have a number of spreadsheets where the first column contains the date,
    > conditionally formatted with =A1=today(), copied throughout the column,

    i.e.
    > =A2, A3, etc. The conditional formatting makes the cell red, so I can
    > instantly find today's row.
    >
    > However, I would like to extend the red colour to the rest of the same row
    > on the sheet. How can I do this using either the condional formatting

    menu,
    > or with a VBA macro?
    >
    > Roger PB
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Roger PB
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    Re: Highlighting today's row.


    Many thanks.

    This worked fine, but I am not sure how to extend it for succeeding dates. I
    dragged on the corner of the conditionally formatted cell,
    but next day, only it, and not the entire row, was highlighted. So how or
    where do I drag to get the whole row highlighted every day.?

    "Bob Phillips" <bob.phillips@notheretiscali.co.uk> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:egCtTaARFHA.4028@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Select the whole row and amend the formula from
    >
    > =A1=TODAY()
    >
    > to
    >
    > =$A1 = TODAY()
    >
    > --
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > RP
    > (remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)
    >
    >
    > "Roger PB" <translator@vienna.at> wrote in message
    > news:bmM8e.9776$0z2.8966@news.chello.at...
    >> I have a number of spreadsheets where the first column contains the date,
    >> conditionally formatted with =A1=today(), copied throughout the column,

    > i.e.
    >> =A2, A3, etc. The conditional formatting makes the cell red, so I can
    >> instantly find today's row.
    >>
    >> However, I would like to extend the red colour to the rest of the same
    >> row
    >> on the sheet. How can I do this using either the condional formatting

    > menu,
    >> or with a VBA macro?
    >>
    >> Roger PB
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  5. #5
    Bob Phillips
    Guest

    Re: Highlighting today's row.

    Note the instructions

    Select the whole row and amend the formula from


    --

    HTH

    RP
    (remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)


    "Roger PB" <translator@vienna.at> wrote in message
    news:d72ae.14159$0z2.11336@news.chello.at...
    >
    > Many thanks.
    >
    > This worked fine, but I am not sure how to extend it for succeeding dates.

    I
    > dragged on the corner of the conditionally formatted cell,
    > but next day, only it, and not the entire row, was highlighted. So how or
    > where do I drag to get the whole row highlighted every day.?
    >
    > "Bob Phillips" <bob.phillips@notheretiscali.co.uk> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:egCtTaARFHA.4028@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > > Select the whole row and amend the formula from
    > >
    > > =A1=TODAY()
    > >
    > > to
    > >
    > > =$A1 = TODAY()
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > HTH
    > >
    > > RP
    > > (remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Roger PB" <translator@vienna.at> wrote in message
    > > news:bmM8e.9776$0z2.8966@news.chello.at...
    > >> I have a number of spreadsheets where the first column contains the

    date,
    > >> conditionally formatted with =A1=today(), copied throughout the column,

    > > i.e.
    > >> =A2, A3, etc. The conditional formatting makes the cell red, so I can
    > >> instantly find today's row.
    > >>
    > >> However, I would like to extend the red colour to the rest of the same
    > >> row
    > >> on the sheet. How can I do this using either the condional formatting

    > > menu,
    > >> or with a VBA macro?
    > >>
    > >> Roger PB
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




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    Highlighting This hour's column

    I was wondering if there was a way to also apply something similar to have the sheet highlight a column with the current hour as a header.

    I've tried using conditional formatting with
    =C$3=Now()

    where row 3 has time values entered as hh:mm
    I think my problem is that the Now function returns the current Date AND Time so the condition is never true.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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