10 creative uses for Excel's conditional formatting feature

Compare values

Sometimes, you need to compare values. For instance, you might track inventory levels by comparing the stock on hand to a reorder level. Using conditional formatting, you can alert users when it's time to reorder.


Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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