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I have an online Excel 2010 computer test with this question: Add

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I have an online Excel 2010 computer test with this question:

Add a conditional formatting rule to the selected range in which a green rimmed traffic light icon is applied to a value equal to or greater than 2000 and a yellow rimmed traffic light is applied to a value between 1000 and 1999.

How on earth do you do this?



I will be happy to help you with this. Would you like me to send you a sample file with the conditional formatting set up on it, or do you just need then the instructions



Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I think the instructions would be best as long as they are step by step. If I make one wrong click on this test there are no second chances. (Its a 60 question exam and this is the only one I cant figure out on my own.)

Ok will prepare the instructions in a moment. In the meantime here is a sample file with the conditional formatting which will help you understand the instructions


Attachment: 2012-04-29_033815_traffic_light_icons.xlsx




Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Its supposed to be a "green" rimmed traffic light and a "yellow" rimmed traffic light, not black rimmed.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

These are the data values:


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I tried your solution using the correct icon set and it didn't work on the practice test.

No I think you are mistaken about the rim colors. Here are the available options



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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
You are absolutely right. I was using the wrong icon set. It sure looks black rimmed to me. I tried the solution and of course it works. Whew!



One moment let me finish the instructions....



Here you go


1- Select the cells that you want to apply conditional formatting on


2- Click the Home tab, then in the Styles group click the Conditional Formatting icon, and select New Rule


3- In the top window make sure that "Formal all cells based on their values" is selected


4- Now in the lower window, select "Icon Set" from the field 'Format Style'


5- In the field 'Icon Style" select the rimmed traffic lights


6- In the first 'When Value is' fields select these three value ">=" , "2000", "Number"


7- In the seond 'When Value is' fields select these three value ">=" , "1000", "Number"


8. Click Ok, click Apply, click OK





And here is the file with the specific values that you requested


Attachment: 2012-04-29_041025_traffic_light_icons_1.xlsx


Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions