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Conditional formatting is a great tool for automatically formatting data in Excel, based on the conditions present in a cell(s).For example, we can use conditional formatting to highlight, automatically, all unfavorable budget variances in red and all favorable budget variances in blue.For example, highlight the cells that are above average, or lower than a specific amount.If you are applying conditional formatting to a pivot table, you might need to adjust the settings, to ensure that the correct cells are formatted, after the pivot table changes.

This month, we'll add a rule that highlights holidays.When you create more than one conditional formatting rule for a range of cells, it helps to understand in what order these rules are evaluated, what happens when two or more rules conflict, how copying and pasting can affect rule evaluation, how to change the order in which rules are evaluated, and when to stop rule evaluation.You create, edit, delete, and view all conditional formatting rules in the workbook by using the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager dialog box.Last year, I showed you a dynamic approach to using conditional formatting to highlight weekends in a monthly matrix-style calendar.In that article, "Use Excel's conditional formatting to highlight weekends," we created the sheet shown in Figure A.

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