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i would like the cell to become red if the date in the cell exceeds "NOW"

Solved by K. F. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 09:55

Hello, I understand that you would like to conditional format a cell if it exceeds now, right?

User
08/09/2017 - 09:55

i have appointments scheduled on a spreadsheet. appointments should be three monthly so i have appointment date in one column

User
08/09/2017 - 09:56

then i have a+90 to schedule the next three monthly appointment

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 09:56

I could give you the generic formula for this but it would also be a lot easier for if you could upload your file so I can work on it.

User
08/09/2017 - 09:56

i would like that to highlight if the next due appointment is overdue

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 09:58

Still with me?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 09:58

I don't mean to rush you but we have a very limited amount of time to help you so it would be best if we can get started now.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:00

Hello.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:00

I'll just be giving you the generic formula to use then. Please give me a few minutes.

User
08/09/2017 - 10:01

is that possible?

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:01

=a1>NOW() is the formula you need to test a cell is greater than now().

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:01

And the reason why you were getting an error in the document preview is because I think you are trying to write the date in a EU format.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:02

The sheet to the right is programmed to accept in US format.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:02

The formula must contain both a column and a row number unless you are referencing an entire column.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:02

In your case it should be =A1+90

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:04

If you'll look at column D, I made it so that whatever it is that's greater than NOW() gets highlighted.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:05

Column D is the date in column C +90 days.

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:05

Entering Explanation Phase

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:06

The exact formula for the custom conditional formatting is =D1>=now()

Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:06

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Excelchat Expert
08/09/2017 - 10:06

Do you have any questions regarding the solution provided?

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