Color Numbers Based on the Value Result in MS Excel
A subscriber recently wrote me inquiring about having the number color in Excel change when there is a certain value result.
There are two ways to color numbers in MS Excel based on certain criteria:
- Custom formatting for a number with criteria
- Conditional Formatting
Your options for coloring a number in MS Excel are not limited to displaying negative number values in red. You can also color positive and/or negative numbers in any color you like. There is a limit to the colors however. There are only eight to choose from and the aren't really easy to read either.
Follow the steps below:
- To select the color, end the name of the color to the number format in brackets: [BLUE] #,# #0 ; [RED](#,# #0)
- A positive number is displayed in Blue; a negative number is displayed in red; and 0 is displayed in blue since there is no third section, 0 receives the format of the positive number by default.
- Add a condition to the formatting and have each section be displayed in a different color: [BLUE][>5000]#,# #0 ;[RED] (RED](#,# #)); #,##0
Pretty cool huh?
When you become a member at CarolsCornerOffice.com, you have access to this and many, many more articles that include screenshots. Don't delay: visit us today!
Free eBook: Getting Started: Your Guide to Windows 8. Windows 8 is arguably Microsoft's most daring Windows Operating system to date. Featuring an unusual tile-based Start screen that's optimized for touchscreen devices, Windows 8 is now available on all new computers, laptops and ultrabooks, and hybrid tablets. Whichever device you use Windows 8 on, you'll need to know a few things. First, how are you going to get the data from your current operating system to the new one? Second, you'll probably be wondering where Windows desktop has gone. Finally, you might be wondering: why did Microsoft remove the Start menu? This eBook answers all those questions, and more. Click here to download this eBook now! Note: this eBook is free, but registration is required; after that, you can select more ebooks and videos for download without registering again. If you have questions / problems with the registration form, please read this.