Excel 2003 – Conditional Formatting, please help a girl out :)

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Conditional Formtting
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Hi, I am working with a tracking schedule for my job, and I am trying to impliment conidtional formatting into it, but some of it it just not working for me. I am working with Microsoft Excel 2003 and I was wondering if you could help me with my problem. Column B = Start Date Column C = Due Date - Each cell in this column is coded =SUM(B2+30) which tells me the date that it should be due. Column D = Submission Date What I would like to do is have cokors warning me when the due date is approahing such as: - I would like the dates in column B to turn orange when 2 weeks have passed from the start date. - I would also like the dates in column B to turn red when 3 weeks have passed from the start date. - The last thing I would like this column to do is when I fill a date out in column D that means they handed it in and I would like the dates in column B to revert back to normal black font. I do not know if this is highly complicated, but I have been working on this for a while and I just cannot seem to get it right. So if you could help me out i would be very happy :)

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i believe there is another solution for your problem, add column E=if (d2=0,Today()-B2,0)
and let the format of the column be number
in this case you will get the number of days since start date till today and the conditional format could be done on this column E
if cell E2 between 1 and 14; format Color Orange
if cell E2 between 15 and 21; format Color Red
then if it was zero the format won’t be affected.

Hoping i was able to help

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  • Findsarfaraz
    select the cell with startdate, suppose B2 has startdate click on format and select conditional formatting Under conditional format option select formula is Type =IF(D2<>"",1,0) and do not select any format. Under condition 2 select formula is =IF(TODAY()-B2>14,1,0) and select the pattern as Orange. Under condition 3 select formula is =IF(TODAY()-B2>30,1,0) and select the pattern as Red. I think this will help you resolve your issue. Regards, Sarfaraz Ahmed MS Excel help
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