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Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

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Overview

Conditional Formatting has improved in Excel 2010 with the introduction of Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets.

Data Bars: Includes graphic bars in a cell, proportional to the cell’s value – Good for Financial Analysis

Color Scales: Includes a background color, proportional to the cell’s value – Good for Heat Maps

Icon Sets: Shows icons in a cell. The icons depend on the cell’s value – Good for Project Management reports

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STEP 1: Select the range that you want to apply the conditional formatting on.

Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

STEP 2: Go to Home > Conditional Formatting

Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

 

STEP 3: It’s time to have fun! Select a Data Bar, Color Scale, or Icon Set and see what happens!

Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

Data Bars, Color Scales & Icon Sets

 

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