# How do I conditional format an Excel cell based on another cell?

### Table of Contents

- How do I conditional format an Excel cell based on another cell?
- How do I change cell color based on value in another cell?
- How do I change cell color based on cell value using conditional formatting?
- How do I highlight a cell in Excel based on a value in another cell?
- How do you write an IF THEN formula in Excel?
- Can you use an IF statement to color a cell?
- Can you do an if statement based on cell color?
- How are numbers aligned in the cell by default?
- How to apply conditional formatting based on another cell value?
- Do you need VBA for conditional formatting in Excel?
- Can a preset be used for conditional formatting in Excel?
- How to highlight transactions in conditional formatting in Excel?

### How do I conditional format an Excel cell based on another cell?

**Excel formulas for conditional formatting based on cell value**

- Select the cells you want to format. ...
- On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Conditional formatting > New Rule…
- In the New Formatting Rule window, select Use a formula to determine which cells to format.
- Enter the formula in the corresponding box.

### How do I change cell color based on value in another cell?

**Highlight Cells Using Conditional Formatting Based on Another Cell Value in Google Sheets**

- Select the cells that have the names (A2:A11).
- Go to the Format Tab.
- Click on Conditional Formatting.
- In the Conditional Formatting rules pane, select Single Color.
- From the 'Format Cells if' drop down, select 'Custom Formula is'.

### How do I change cell color based on cell value using conditional formatting?

On the Home tab, in the Styles group, **click Conditional Formatting > New Rule**… (see step 2 of How to dynamically change a cell color based on value for step-by-step guidance). In the "New Formatting Rule" dialog, select the option "Use a formula to determine which cells to format".

### How do I highlight a cell in Excel based on a value in another cell?

Select the range of cells, the table, or the whole sheet that you want to apply conditional formatting to. On the Home tab, **click Conditional Formatting**, point to Highlight Cells Rules, and then click Text that Contains. In the box next to containing, type the text that you want to highlight, and then click OK.

### How do you write an IF THEN formula in Excel?

Use the IF function, one of the logical functions, **to return one value if a condition is true and another value if it's false**. For example: =IF(A2>B2,"Over Budget","OK") =IF(A2=B2,B4-A4,"")

### Can you use an IF statement to color a cell?

Apply an If-Then rule to all cells by pressing **“Ctrl-A**” before assigning your rule. If you copy values from colored cells and paste them into new it new cells, the new cells acquire the color of the copied cell. You may find the “Text Contains” rule useful when working with alphanumeric data.

### Can you do an if statement based on cell color?

Steve would like to create an IF statement (using the worksheet function) based on the color of a cell. For example, if A1 has a green fill, he wants to return the word "go", if it has a red fill, he wants to return the word "stop", and if it is any other color return the word "neither".

### How are numbers aligned in the cell by default?

As a default in Microsoft Excel, text typed into a cell is aligned to the left border of the cell while **numbers are aligned to the right**.

### How to apply conditional formatting based on another cell value?

How to Apply Excel Conditional Formatting Based On Another Cell Value? Conditional Formatting Based On Another Cell. Conditional Formatting in excel can be used in various ways. To use conditional formatting based on another cell, select the New Rule option from the Home menu’s Conditional Formatting dropdown.

### Do you need VBA for conditional formatting in Excel?

If it's by conditional formatting, then you would need new rules that use the same logic from the original rules. If it's by manual formatting, it can't be done by conditional formatting and you need VBA. There are no built-in functions in Excel to tell you the fill color of a cell. Re: Conditional formatting based on the color of another cell.

### Can a preset be used for conditional formatting in Excel?

Excel contains many built-in "presets" for highlighting values with conditional formatting, including a preset to highlight cells greater than a specific value. However, by using your own formula, you have more flexibility and control.

### How to highlight transactions in conditional formatting in Excel?

We’ll highlight the transaction rows with cell formatting…or, more precisely, a conditional formatting formula. Using conditional formatting, it would be pretty easy to highlight just the Status column. It would be simple because the cells we are formatting are the same cells that have the values to evaluate.