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Alerts About Approaching Due Dates in Excel

If you're like most people, you probably have a lot of things to keep track of in your life. From upcoming bills and payments to important deadlines at work, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. Luckily, Microsoft Excel can help you stay organized and on top of things with its built-in alert features.

You can set up alerts in Excel to remind you about approaching due dates in a variety of ways. For example, you can have a pop-up message appear on your screen, have an email sent to you, or have a text message sent to your phone.

To set up an alert in Excel, first open the workbook that contains the data you want to be alerted about. Then, click the cell that contains the due date for which you want to be reminded. On the Ribbon, click the Data tab, and then click Data Tools. In the Data Tools group, click Data Validation.

In the Data Validation dialog box, on the Settings tab, select the type of alert you want in the Alert Style list. For example, select Warning to display a warning message or Error to display an error message.

In the Message box, type the text of the message you want to display when the alert occurs. For example:

"The date you entered is approaching. Please take action soon."

Click OK to close the Data Validation dialog box.

Now when you enter a date that is within the specified number of days of the due date (that you entered in step 3), Excel will display the alert message you created.

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