Conditional formatting

By applying conditional formatting to your data, you can quickly identify variances in a range of values with a quick glance.

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This graphic shows temperature data with conditional formatting that uses a color scale to differentiate high, medium, and low values. The following procedure uses that data.

Temperature data with conditional formatting

  1. Select the all the data in a table.

  2. Select Conditional Formatting > Top/Bottom Rules > Top 10 Items to see the 10 largest numbers in the table.

  3. Select Conditional Formatting > Data BarsColor Schemes, or Icon Sets to see how your data can be instantly analyzed. Press Ok when done.

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