# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i need a formula that will change the background color of a cell after a certain time period. Such as if I enter todays date it will change to Red after 12 months. Is this possible?
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Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:02
hello dear
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:02
lcome to excel chat
User 12/06/2018 - 07:02
hello
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:02
Hope that you are well..
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:02
User 12/06/2018 - 07:03
i need a formula that will change the background color of a cell after a certain time period. Such as if I enter todays date it will change to Red after 12 months. Is this possible?
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:03
You want to change the colour of cell acording to date
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:03
Am I right?
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:04
Are you there?
User 12/06/2018 - 07:05
yes I want it to auto change according to the date entered. so if I put in todays date it will turn green but will automatically turn red after a certain period of time
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:05
ok dear... I got it
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:05
This can be done with conditional formatting
User 12/06/2018 - 07:06
ok
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:06
Do you have a particular file on which you want to do this or may I create a sample file for you?
User 12/06/2018 - 07:06
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:07
ok dear
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:07
Would you wait for a while... Let me do work for you.
User 12/06/2018 - 07:07
sure.. do you want to email it to me?
User 12/06/2018 - 07:08
I am seeing only 13 min remain on the time clock in the corner
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:08
No No dear
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:08
Dear I need a little time
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:09
Plz Wait for a while
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:09
you can extend the session for 20 more minutes... Don't worry
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:11
Hy dear
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:11
you there
User 12/06/2018 - 07:11
yes
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:11
Would you know something about Conditional formatting
User 12/06/2018 - 07:12
i have used it in the past but it has been a long time
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:12
Ok Let me guide you.
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:13
Go to Conditional formating>>> Highlight Cells Rules>>>Greater than
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:13
A dialogue box appears .....
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:14
write down this formula in box....
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:14
=today()+365
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:15
And select formatting according tyour requirement... and then click "ok"
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:16
Hy are you there?
User 12/06/2018 - 07:16
yes
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:17
You Understand or not?
User 12/06/2018 - 07:17
yes thank you
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:19
If tou still need help... I gave you a screen shot
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:19
Check this....
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:20
Satisfied???
User 12/06/2018 - 07:20
yes thank you
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:20
Ok dear
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:20
Take care keep smiling
Excelchat Expert 12/06/2018 - 07:21
Thanks alot for visiting Got it pro

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