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Conditional Formatting: Change fontcolor based on another cell [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question wandanuila 1Posts Thursday February 21, 2013Registration date February 21, 2013 Last seen - Last answered on Jun 9, 2017 at 04:03 AM by EV-SouthAfrica
Hello,

I have "text" in cell B1. However, I want the font color to change based on the numerical value in cell B8; so if the number in cell B8 ranges between 1-10 I want the text in B1 to change to GREEN; if the number in B8 ranges 11-20 I want the text in B1 to change to BLUE; if the number in B8 is greater than 20 I want the text in B1 to change to RED.

Is this possible?

thank you so much



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Hi wandanuila,

Please use the below mentioned steps to use a formula in conditional formatting to define the rule:

1. Select the cell B1.
2. Click Conditional Formatting from the top ribbon.
3. Select New Rule.
4. Click Use a formula to determine which cells to format.
5. Enter the below mentioned formula in Format values where this formula is true: =AND(1<=$B$8, $B$8<=10)=TRUE
6. Click "Format" and select the Fill Color as Green.
7. This formula will change the back color of Cell B1 to green if the value is from 1 to 10.
8. To change the back color of Cell B1 to Blue if the value is from 11 to 20 repeat steps 1 through 6, only change the formula in step 5 as:
=AND(11<=$B$8, $B$8<=20)=TRUE
Also select the Fill Color as Blue.
9. To change the back color of Cell B1 to Red if the value is Greater than 20, repeat steps 1 through 6, only change the formula in step 5 as:
=$B$8>20=TRUE
Also select the Fill Color as Red.

For your convenience I have uploaded the sample file here (this file was prepared using Microsoft Excel 2010):

http://speedy.sh/nQqfr/Book1.xlsx

Please revert for clarification.
farzad- Apr 29, 2014 at 02:47 AM
thank you!
helf- May 13, 2014 at 04:40 AM
Hi

I know this is outdated but I am trying to do the same thing but with a letter rather than a range of numbers
Osama_bb11 22Posts Sunday May 25, 2014Registration date September 25, 2014 Last seen - May 25, 2014 at 05:38 AM
thank you , I like it
EV-SouthAfrica- Jun 9, 2017 at 04:03 AM
Thanks - very helpfull
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Hi,

I apologize to both Rona and rizvisa1 for replying this late to this post. Rona, I have prepared for you an excel sheet which has a drop down in cell A1 to select colors and you will see corresponding change in B1. You can download the sheet from the below mentioned link:

http://speedy.sh/82PHJ/RGBFile.xlsx

I have prepared this sheet using Microsoft Excel 2010. If you have another version of Microsoft Excel, it might not open correctly. If you face any such problem, please reply with the version of Microsoft Excel installed in your computer and I will post the step by step method.

Do reply with results.

Thanks & Regards
Zohaib R
#iworkfordell
ashish- Sep 3, 2014 at 09:17 AM
If you want to know more about "Formula to Change Font Color", check this link ........

http://www.exceltip.com/tips/formula-to-change-font-color-in-microsoft-excel-2010-2013.html
Rodriguez- Sep 4, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Thanks Ashish.

I like your link
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Good job, Thank you so much.

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