Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise
Conditional Formatting with Slider
An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom
this demo in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series, Peter Kalmstrom adds conditional
formatting to a range of cells and creates a slider (or scroll bar) that works by the same
The conditional formatting in this exercise shows when values are above a
critical limit. By dragging the slider back and forth you can easily see how
many values are critical when the limit changes.
If you want to try the exercise yourself, please
download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo.
This is what Peter shows in the demo below:
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel visualization tools are
the same for earlier versions of Excel.
- How to add conditional formatting that highlights cells with a value
above a certain limit.
- How to customize the Excel ribbon so that the Developer tab becomes visible.
- How to add a slider.
- How to format the slider.
- How to protect the sheet and leave only one cell unlocked.