Conditional Formatting in Spreadsheets
Learn how to use conditional formatting with your data through built-in options and by creating custom formulas.Start Course for Free
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Spreadsheets often suffer from having too much data. If you want to tell the underlying story that is in the data without creating additional reports, conditional formatting can help! Whether it's showing the age of your inventory by highlighting the items using a color scale, or accentuating the largest variances in year over year financial data, conditional formatting has built-in options that can be used without any complex code. It can be used instead of sorting or filtering since it works with the data that is already there! By the end, you will be creating your own report using conditional formatting to analyze a company's payroll.
A Primer on Conditional FormattingFree
Learn what conditional formatting is and how it can be used to emphasize the important data in a spreadsheet. We will discuss a variety of the built-in options you can use to apply conditional formatting rules to your data.A primer on conditional formatting50 xpConditional formatting100 xpAdditional rule100 xpConditional formatting of top and bottom values50 xpGreater than100 xpWeight range100 xpAuditing an expense account100 xpConditional formatting using dates50 xpBefore last week100 xpAll dates except June100 xpDates100 xp
Custom Application of Conditional Formatting
In this chapter, you will learn how to apply conditional formatting in more flexible ways. We'll discuss a variety of functions you can use to create conditional formatting rules with custom formulas.
Conditional Formatting Hacks
Learn tricks to use conditional formatting in unique ways! In this chapter, you will learn more functions, build your own searches, and make interactive task lists with checkboxes.Highlight duplicate values50 xpCOUNTIF practice100 xpFinding more duplicates100 xpConditionally formatting duplicates100 xpCleaning it up100 xpBuilding a search box50 xpSEARCH Function100 xpHighlighting search100 xpHighlight top values50 xpSMALL function100 xpHighlighting SMALL100 xpConditional formatting hacks50 xpCross off your to dos100 xpLong term career goals100 xpRanking your goals100 xpCrossing them off100 xp
Putting It All Together
In this chapter, you will use everything you have learned about conditional formatting to analyze a company's payroll. You will be working with dates, looking for duplicates, and checking for errors to create your report.Working with payroll dates50 xpISDATE function100 xpCorrecting your report100 xpChecking for duplicates100 xpChecking a payroll register50 xpPaid time off totals100 xpPay allowed range100 xpMoving to part-time100 xpOverall payroll analysis50 xpYear-to-date100 xpPositive variances100 xpNegative variances100 xpCongratulations!50 xp
PrerequisitesData Analysis in Spreadsheets
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Adam enjoys teaching others about software in their jobs and personal lives. He creates spreadsheet tutorial videos on his YouTube channel Prolific Oaktree, and writes spreadsheet articles on his website Sheetshelp.com.
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