Cell colors or text color changing when date in cell gets closer.


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Guest

My problem is this; I have a mutiple page worksheet that will have a lot of
dates. What I need for inspection purposes is a formula that when each date
gets closer either the cell or the text changes color. I need to have
hi-lighted when that date is getting within 90 days, 60 days, 30 days and
when it expires. I can maybe do without the last one of expiration if the
under 30 days one stays bright red after expiring. I.e. a person's visa
expiration is in Feb 07. When that date is within 90 days, I need it to alert
me. Then again within 60 days with a new color, 30 days with a new color and
etc.
Do I have to have a seperate column or adjacent cell of any sort to make
this happen?

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Guest

This is a matter of Conditional formatting (Format/Conditional formatting) !
See XL Help for details, it's easy!

Regards,
Stefi

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G

Guest

Thank you but, I already understand that it is conditional formatting. I also
understand it is probably possible. But, there is nothing explaining it in
excel help. I have been through Excel help for two days and watched even the
tutorials. I do not see the formulas for which I am having trouble.
 
G

Guest

If dates are in column A (suppose a heading in A1) then select the range
required, formulas for conditional formatting are:

1. =A2-TODAY()<0 expired
2. =A2-TODAY()<30 within 30 days
3. =A2-TODAY()<60 within 60 days


The problem is that XL allows only 3 conditions, so there is no space for
case within 90 days, you have to think it over!

Regards,
Stefi


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G

Guest

Thank you Stefi. You are a gem.



Stefi said:
If dates are in column A (suppose a heading in A1) then select the range
required, formulas for conditional formatting are:

1. =A2-TODAY()<0 expired
2. =A2-TODAY()<30 within 30 days
3. =A2-TODAY()<60 within 60 days


The problem is that XL allows only 3 conditions, so there is no space for
case within 90 days, you have to think it over!

Regards,
Stefi


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