# conditional formating on dates

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#### Margotbf

Hello,

I have to track expiry dates in a datasheet. Actually, I'd like the expiry
date field to change color 30 days prior to the expiry date written in the
field. Let's say the expiry date is oct 24 2008, I want the field to change
color on sept 25 2008. The date format chosen is 24-oct-08, does it matter?

Thanks!

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try this

=(G1-TODAY()<30)

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#### Niek Otten

Hi Margot,

Expiry date in B1.
In C1: =B1-30

Format>Conditional Formatting
Select Cell value is, next box select greater than, next box click C1, so you get =\$C\$1, click Format, select a color and click OK
and once more.

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Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

| Hello,
|
| I have to track expiry dates in a datasheet. Actually, I'd like the expiry
| date field to change color 30 days prior to the expiry date written in the
| field. Let's say the expiry date is oct 24 2008, I want the field to change
| color on sept 25 2008. The date format chosen is 24-oct-08, does it matter?
|
| Thanks!
|
| --
| Margot

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#### Joel

G1 is the cell with the conditional formating.

Margotbf said:
And G1 stands for?

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#### DILipandey

Hi,
If you have the dates in column A starting with row1, then you can use
following logic in conditional formatting:-
=IF(A1-NOW()<=30,"True","False")
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Dilip Kumar Pandey
MBA, BCA, B.Com(Hons.)
New Delhi, India

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#### David Biddulph

.... or just =A1-NOW()<=30
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David Biddulph

DILipandey said:
Hi,
If you have the dates in column A starting with row1, then you can use
following logic in conditional formatting:-
=IF(A1-NOW()<=30,"True","False")
--
Dilip Kumar Pandey
MBA, BCA, B.Com(Hons.)