Tag Archives: Conditional Formatting

Hard-coded range expands automatically with #Excel Table

The INDIRECT trick of using Structured Reference in Conditional Formatting   Is it a feature or a bug? This is an extension of the previous post, in which we discussed the use of INDIRECT trick to deal with Excel Table in Conditional … Continue reading

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The INDIRECT trick of using Structured Reference in Conditional Formatting

When setting up conditions for Conditional Formatting in Excel, have you ever tried to set a formula that refers to a Excel Table, but failed?

First of all, why we want to refer to Excel Table in Conditional Formatting? There is one simple answer: To accept new data automatically. 
To use Structure Reference in Conditional Formatting, we need an INDIRECT approach which is discussed here. Continue reading

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Highlight weekends and holidays using Conditional Formatting in #Excel Part 2

Conditional Formatting with formula could be tricky (or difficult), especially when the data layout is bad because you have to very clear and careful on the “applied to” range and the absolute/relative references set in the formula. Otherwise, it won’t work and can be quite confusing, if not frustrating. 😛

In this post, I will talk about a case that you will see how empty rows in a data set would complicate the process in setting up conditional formatting. And then I will show three different approaches to tackle the issues. Hope you find it helpful. Continue reading

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Highlight weekends and holidays using Conditional Formatting in #Excel

In this post, I will show you step by step how to set up conditional formatting to highlight weekends and public holidays with Excel. The key is to set the formula right. Having a proper layout will make the whole thing more easier, which will be discussed in the next post. Continue reading

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Highlighting Top X values with Icon Set in #Excel

This post is a continuation of the previous one – Highlighting Top X values with Conditional Formatting in #Excel So I will go straight to the point.  For background information, please read the previous post. 🙂 To insert Icon Set Select … Continue reading

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Highlighting Top X values with Conditional Formatting in #Excel

Well… think this topic is too simple?  How about doing this with a dropdown menu to make the Top X a dynamic one? with Icon Set? You may download a Sample File to follow along. Let’s start with the basics … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings 2017

Ho…Ho…Ho… Merry Christmas! Wish you and your beloved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of 2018! The above is made of #Excel of course… You may download a copy Seasons Greetings 2017 if you like it. 🙂

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#,##0, k or #,##0.0, k ? Why not both?

Conditional Custom Formatting in #Excel Got the following question: This gives me £28.8 K (if 28800 is input) and £28.0 K if 28000 is input. I was rather hoping that if there was no decimal after the thousand, ie £28 … Continue reading

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Interactive Chart with navigation panel [NO VBA]

Isn’t it nice?  Don’t think that this is difficult.  No VBA is required.  Indeed you only need to know a few Excel skills in order to create an interactive chart  with navigation panel like this. The skills required: Conditional formatting … Continue reading

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Want some pies?

First of all, this blogpost is about Pie Chart, but not about how to make a Pie Chart.  Indeed, I am not going to show the steps of making Pie Chart here.   Also I am not intended to discuss whether … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Dear readers, Merry Christmas!!! Wishing you and your family a healthy, fruitful, rewarding and Happy New Year of 2017! See you next year! p.s.  Should you want to play around the Excel Card above,  here’s the christmas-tree! Tip: Hold F9 for … Continue reading

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