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    Conditional formatting and dates (Excel 2000 SP 3)

    I have a user who has created a To Do list in Excel, and he would like to somehow set conditional formatting on the Due Date column so that anything that is overdue will turn red. However, that condition would be contingent on the current date, which is changing daily. Is there anyway, with conditional formatting, to set a Current Date field instead of a hard value? Or is there any other way he could accomplish this? My answer was Outlook Tasks but he's not as fond of that program.

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    Re: Conditional formatting and dates (Excel 2000 S

    Well, don't know if this will help in your situation, but you can use =NOW() in the field box...see below.

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    Re: Conditional formatting and dates (Excel 2000 S

    I meant see below, below since I forgot the attachment!

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    Re: Conditional formatting and dates (Excel 2000 SP 3)

    Select the column with the due dates. In Format | Conditional Formatting, select Value Is in the first dropdown box, Less Than in the second dropdown box, and TODAY() in the reference box. Next, select the desired formatting. Finally, click OK.

    Instead of TODAY(), you can also use for instance TODAY()-7 if you want to color cells whose due date is more than a week ago.

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