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Can the text color in a cell be changed in a if formula?

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can the text color in a cell be changed in a if formula?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Jess M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am glad to assist you today.

Can you please send me a sample of your Excel file with your sample data so that I can work on it and send back to you? Just remove sensitive information.

You can attach the sample Excel file when you reply using the paper clip icon.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The sample of the Excel file is attached.
Expert:  Jess M. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the sample file. Please allow me to work on this and I will get back to you after building a solution for this.

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Expert:  Jess M. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your patience.

In order to solve this problem you will need to use Conditional Formatting. However, you need to have a location of the dynamic date -- that is, a specific cell that you can hide somewhere that will hold today's date. In this sample I used cell E2.

Then use conditional formatting to change the text color if the cells are less than or equal to E2.

Here is the completed file:

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