I need your help to do this below facilities in excel. I explain it, then you please guide me well in detail.
1) In Cells A5:A100 I am entering a date manually. These cells should be in Green for the next 10 days from the date entry and then to Red when it is later than 10 days. Comparison is between my manual dates and the computer's automatic calendar date of the day.
2) During Green or Red in above (A5:A100), I am entering another date in column B5:B100. If entered a date in column B, then the column A should clear the colours, means not anymore Green or Red.
Then like cells A5:A100, cells (B5:B100) also should be coloured in Red for expiry and Green for Valid for the 10 days gap back and forward comparing with computer system's auto date.
3) Like cells B5:B100, followed by cells A5A100, I need another column C from C5:C100. I will enter here only numbers in some digits. During entry in cells C5:C100, no Green or Red will be there in cells B.
That's all my requirements. Please gentlemen help me in detail.
Excel 2003 is the version I'm using, so I can't say for sure which path to follow.
You say: New rule>format only cell that contain>cell value>equal to>
But we are not looking for a cell value that is equal to something.
I think you have to use: Use a formula to determine which cell to format
I would suggest to play around with the CF options or to post another question asking how to use a formula together with CF in Excel 2010 (or later don't know which version you are using.
One last think we can try is for me to upload a file with CF. When you open the file, then hopefully the CF still works correctly and you can see how it is done.
Here is the file:
Curiously awaiting your reply to see how this worked out for you.