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i want to use an if formula to add two cells together and if when they are added the total is zero, i want the cell to change colour.

Solved by A. Y. in 20 mins

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User
11/05/2018 - 01:41

hi

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:42

Hello

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:42

Welcome to got it pro

User
11/05/2018 - 01:42

thanks. do you think that you will be able to help with my question?

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:42

I believe you want a conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:42

Yes, I think I can help. :)

User
11/05/2018 - 01:43

yes i want conditional formatting but with two cells being added together to give the value of zero which will change the colour of the cell

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:43

No a problem. The conditional formatting will work the same. Here is how to do it.

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:44

Let's assume we want to add A1 and B1 in C1. Then the formula is =A1+B1 right?

User
11/05/2018 - 01:45

yep

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:45

Okay, now we will select cell C1, then click on conditional formatting.

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:46

Conditional Formatting->Highlight Cell Rule->Equal To

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:47

This will bring a pop up box, in the value box input 0.

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:47

Then click ok.

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:47

Makes sense?

User
11/05/2018 - 01:48

fantastic thanks :)

User
11/05/2018 - 01:48

good day

Excelchat Expert
11/05/2018 - 01:48

Glad to be able to help.

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