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Conditional Formatting Conditions in Excel

Conditional formatting in Excel allows you to highlight cells that meet certain criteria. For example, you could use conditional formatting to highlight all cells that are greater than 100. Or, you could use conditional formatting to highlight all cells that are between 50 and 75. There are many different ways to use conditional formatting, and the possibilities are endless.

To set up a conditional formatting rule, select the cells that you want to format, then click the 'Conditional Formatting' button on the 'Home' tab of the ribbon. This will open the 'Conditional Formatting Rules' dialog box.

In the 'Conditional Formatting Rules' dialog box, you'll see a list of all the rules that have been applied to the selected cells. To add a new rule, click the 'New Rule' button.

This will open the 'New Formatting Rule' dialog box. In this dialog box, you'll need to specify the condition that will trigger the formatting. For example, if you want to format all cells that are greater than 100, you would select 'Greater Than' from the first drop-down menu, then enter '100' in the second field. You can also use formulas in this field - just be sure to enclose them in quotation marks.

Once you've specified the condition, you'll need to specify the format that should be applied to cells that meet the condition. To do this, click the 'Format' button. This will open the 'Format Cells' dialog box.

In the 'Format Cells' dialog box, you can specify how cells should be formatted when they meet the condition. For example, you could choose to have them highlighted in green or red. You can also choose to have them bolded or italicized. There are many different options available, so take some time to experiment and see what looks best.

Once you've specified the format that should be applied, click 'OK'. This will take you back to the 'New Formatting Rule' dialog box. From here, click 'OK' again and your new rule will be applied.

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