Ultimate Excel Course #4 - Conditional Formatting: Make Your Data Come to Life Premium class

Alan Murray, IT Trainer, Coffee Lover and Lifelong learner

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8 Videos (37m)
    • Introduction

      2:57
    • Conditional Formatting to Highlight Expired and Due Dates

      8:14
    • Using Icon Sets to Show Monthly Comparisons

      4:05
    • Applying Data Bars to Compare Values or Show Progress

      5:42
    • Managing Multiple Rules and Dealing with Conflicts

      5:05
    • Applying Conditional Formatting to the Entire Row

      4:26
    • Testing Multiple Conditions with the AND Function

      5:44
    • Thank You

      0:42

About This Class

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This class is #4 in a series called the Ultimate Excel Course.

In this class you will learn how to use Conditional Formatting to Make Your Data Come to Life.

Conditional Formatting is one of the most popular tools in Excel. It is used to automatically format (usually change colour) of cells dependent on their value. For example, change the colour of a cell if the date has passed, or if the value in the cell is larger than a specified value.

This feature can bring your spreadsheets to life. It provides clarity and people can instantly find what they need to know. 

This class will cover;

  1. Using Conditional Formatting to highlight expired and due dates.
  2. Using Icon Sets show monthly comparisons. Here the RAG arrow icons will be used to compare this month sales versus last months. 
  3. Using Data Bars to compare values and show progress towards a goal.
  4. Managing multiple Conditional Formatting rules and how to deal with conflicts.
  5. How to highlight an entire row instead of a single cell.
  6. Testing multiple conditions by embedding the AND and OR functions within our Conditional Formatting rules.

The follow-along-file.xlsx spreadsheet used during the lessons is available for download from the Project area. You can use this to follow along with me.

The class project provides some challenges to recap on what we covered during the class. Any questions, please post them in the discussion area.

Grab a coffee, enrol and let's do this.

Please note that this is class #4 in a series called the Ultimate Excel Course.

You can find direct links to the other classes in the series below.

Class #1 - Excel Formulas Made Easy - Get up to Speed with Excel Formulas Fast

Class #2 - Essential Skills for Working with Large Spreadsheets

Class #3 - Logical Functions: The Decision Making Formulas of Excel

Class #4 - Conditional Formatting: Make Your Data Come to Life

Class #5 - Lookup Functions: The Powerful VLOOKUP Function and Beyond

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Alan Murray

IT Trainer, Coffee Lover and Lifelong learner

Hello, my name is Alan Murray and I have been training and consulting in Excel now for over 17 years. I have had the pleasure in helping individuals and businesses from all around the world improve their Excel skills.

I set up Computergaga about 8 years ago to help spread the latest Excel tips and to engage with other Excel experts and learners. It has grown beyond my expectations and I hope to get the chance to speak with many of you soon.

I have a real passion for Excel and I hope that it comes across in my classes. I believe that it helps if you enjoy what you are learning.

I currently live in Ipswich, on the east coast of England. I am married with two beautiful children. So they take up most of my time away from Excel. If I'm not with my family or Excel, I can probably be found running.

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Speak to you soon. Have fun learning.

Alan