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i am making a call sheet need excel to highlight if call needs to be made in 15 mins

Solved by G. W. in 31 mins

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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:36

Hello, I understand that you need help with conditional formatting for calls that are to be made within the next 15 minutes, right?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:36

yep

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:36

Alright, I can help you with this.
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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:37

Do you have a file we can work on?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:37

yah

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:37

Please upload the file using the clip icon next to this chat.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:39

did that work

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:39

Thank you.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:39

Please give me a few minutes to download and analyze the file.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:40

While I'm doing that, can you explain which sheet and columns should I be looking at?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:41

Oh just one sheet and one column :)

User
10/10/2018 - 12:41

i just need the a column to turn red if wiith in15 mins of b1

User
10/10/2018 - 12:41

or current time

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:41

Am I to assume that all the time in here are in the current day?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:41

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:42

Alright, I'll be creating the rule for this. Please give me a few minutes while I work on this locally on my end. I'll keep you updated.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:42

ok thanks

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:44

Did you manually type your contact time?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:44

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:45

I'm asking because they are not valid time so Excel does not really understand their true value.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:45

i used 00/:00 formula to auto do :

User
10/10/2018 - 12:45

we use military time

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:46

Yes, but the way you written them is not something Excel understands.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:46

oh ok

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:46

For instance your 04:45 is actually 445 or four hundred and forty-five

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:47

I'll see if I can make something based on this.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:47

thank youo

User
10/10/2018 - 12:47

you

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:48

How would you type 8PM?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:48

2000

User
10/10/2018 - 12:49

i was just trying to avoid having to type the : everytime

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:49

I understand. Unfortunately that changes the way the values are stored. I think I can still make something out of this though. Give me a few minutes.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:49

cool

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:50

What time is it currently there?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:50

0749

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:50

So 800 would have to be highlighted, right?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:50

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:52

Please extend the session when prompted.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:56

Nearly done.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:56

cool

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:57

If the time has passed? Should it be highlighted as well?

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:57

Or just the ones that are within 15 minutes?

User
10/10/2018 - 12:58

if they can stay highlighted that would be great maybe yellow for > 15 mins and red for past the time

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 12:58

Okay, this normally falls under our 1 question per session policy but let me see if I can add that quickly.

User
10/10/2018 - 12:59

ok

User
10/10/2018 - 01:00

its ok too if it just stays highlighted

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:03

Done.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:03

Uploading the file with the instructions.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:04

Please download this file.

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Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:04

I have applied the conditional formatting in Sheet1. I have included a new sheet called INSTRUCTIONS with the detailed steps on how I created the rule.

User
10/10/2018 - 01:05

thank you so much

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:05

Is that what you need?

User
10/10/2018 - 01:05

yes perfect

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:06

That's great! Glad to have helped!

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:06

Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?

User
10/10/2018 - 01:06

no i am good have a great day

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:06

Alright, if you have no other questions regarding the original concern, I'd appreciate a 5-star rating and your feedback if you think I deserve it.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:06

I'll be giving you high ratings as well so the other experts will know that you are a good client and should be taken care of.

Excelchat Expert
10/10/2018 - 01:06

Please do not forget to click the End Session button otherwise I'll be stuck here until the timer expires and be unable to help others. Thank you.

User
10/10/2018 - 01:07

No problem for sure a 5

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