Excel Conditional Formatting Basics - The built in Features

Learn how to make Excel format cells at your terms !
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

Conditional formatting is one of the best ways to visualize your data by coloring the cells that meet a certain criteria or add different shapes to those cells and allows you to see the different colors of the rainbow in your data.

In this course, you will learn the basics of conditional formatting in Excel and how to use the built in features.

The course is designed to get you up and running with conditional formatting in 1 hour.

If you want to learn the basics of conditional formatting, then this course is for you.

Course doesn't include conditional formatting using formulas as this is an advanced topic in conditional formatting.

So Let's see what you'll learn from this course:

  • Introduction to conditional formatting, what it is and what it does.
  • Highlight Cell rules : Highlighting cells based on the comparison of their value to another value, highlighting dates, and highlighting duplicates in a data set.
  • Top/Bottom Rules: Conditionally formatting the top or bottom % of the data and values above or below average.
  • Using Data Bars in conditional formatting.
  • Using Icon sets (Creating Traffic Lights conditional formatting).
  • Using Color scales for conditional formatting.

What are the requirements?

  • The will to learn !
  • Students will need to have Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016 installed on their computer
  • Students will need to be familiar with the Excel user interface and need to have written a few formulas

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what conditional formatting in Excel is and how it works
  • Use conditional formatting built in features in Excel
  • Use the Highlight Cell Rules to highlight cells by comparing the cells' value to another value
  • Use Conditional Formatting to Highlight dates based on their occurrence Yesterday, Today, Last Week, Last Month
  • Use Conditional formatting to Highlight Duplicates in a range of Cells
  • Highlight the top % or bottom % in a range of values
  • Highlight values above and below average in a range of values
  • Use Data Bars for conditional formatting and understand its different options
  • Use Icon sets (Traffic lights) for conditional formatting and understand its different options (Number, Formula, Percent, and Percentile)

What is the target audience?

  • Excel users who want to understand conditional formatting in Excel and use Excel's built in features for conditional formatting
  • If you're an intermediate user in conditional formatting then you might learn some new things on this course
  • If you're an experienced user in conditional formatting then this course is NOT for you

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
04:41

A lecture discussing the course objectives.

03:15

An Introduction to the concept of Conditional formatting

04:06

A lecture Explaining the difference between applying conditional formatting using Excel's built in features Versus Using formulas for conditional formatting

Section 2: Conditional formatting using Excel's built in features
03:32

First Lecture on Highlight Cell rules option in conditional formatting

02:55

Second Lecture on Highlight Cell rules option in conditional formatting

04:26

A lecture Explaining the Top/Bottom Rules option in conditional formatting.

Example file is attached to this lecture

09:30

A lecture Explaining how to use Data Bars for Conditional Formatting

Example file is attached to this lecture

04:03

An Introduction lecture for conditional formatting using Icon sets.

Example file is attached to this lecture.


05:42

A lecture explaining using the Number option in Icon sets conditional formatting.

Example file is attached to the Introduction lecture for Icon sets.

06:15

A lecture explaining using the Formula option in Icon sets conditional formatting.

Example file is attached to the Introduction lecture for Icon sets.

05:58

A lecture explaining using the Percent option in Icon sets conditional formatting.

Example file is attached to the Introduction lecture for Icon sets.

07:28

A lecture explaining using the Percentile option in Icon sets conditional formatting.

Example file is attached to the Introduction lecture for Icon sets.

06:23

In This Lecture, Students will learn how to color scales for conditional formatting.

Example files are attached to this lecture.

Bonus Lecture-Learn how to create Interactive Dashboards Using Microsoft Excel !
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Instructor Biography

Abdelrahman Abdou, Teaching 9000+ Students across 137 Countries !

Hi, I'm Abdelrahman and I'm an Excel Lover :)

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering.

I Work as MIS and Reporting Analyst in Vodafone International Services In Egypt.

I have more than 5 Years of Experience in Excel including building Dashboards and VBA.

I have created numerous dashboards in my company and automated tens of reports.

I love learning new things and my main learning method is through self-learning by watching video tutorials.

I love Excel and I'm trying to share the love with everyone else !

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