Great Excel Conditional Formatting Post

Productivity Tips: Conditional Formatting in Excel

Guest Blog from Sudhir Diddee

Let’s assume you have a lot of data and you quickly want to see some values visually. The best tool to do this is conditional formatting. In regards to the table above, if you want to know the most expensive items vs. least expensive, you can do the following:

Step 1 – Select the column

Step 2 – Click on Conditional Formatting on the Home tab

Figure 1

Step 3 – Click on the down arrow and make a selection

Figure 2

In the example above, I selected Data Bars

Figure 3

If you select Icon Sets, the view changes to

Figure 4

Now you can quickly see the items less than $10.

Sudhir Diddee is the author of the book “Priceless Computer Tips at Your Fingertips”. To learn more about the book visit

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