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Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise

Conditional Formatting with Slider

An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

Excel 2016 iconIn 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 condition.

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:
  • 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.

Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel visualization tools are the same for earlier versions of Excel.

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