# How do i conditional format in excel based on value

## Can I use an IF formula in conditional formatting?

The answer is

**yes and no**. Any conditional formatting argument must generate a TRUE result, meaning that at a literal level, your conditional formatting rule is an If/Then statement along the lines of “If this condition is TRUE, THEN format the cell this way”.## How do you write an IF THEN formula in Excel?

Use the IF function, one of the logical functions, to return one value if a condition is true and another value if it’s false. For example:

**=IF(A2>B2,”Over Budget”,”OK”)****=IF(A2=B2,B4-A4,””)**## How do I apply conditional formatting to an entire column?

**How To Apply Conditional Formatting Across An Entire Row**

- Highlight the data range you want to format. …
- Choose Format > Conditional formatting… in the top menu. …
- Choose “Custom formula is” rule. …
- Enter your formula, using the $ sign to lock your column reference.

## How do you conditional format if one cell is greater than another?

**Choose Data > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cell > Greater Than**. Click in the column, then choose Editor > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cell > Greater Than. Click in the column, right-click, then choose Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cell > Greater Than.

## How do you write an IF THEN statement?

## Can IF statement have 2 conditions?

**Use two if statements if both if statement conditions could be true at the same time**. In this example, both conditions can be true. You can pass and do great at the same time. Use an if/else statement if the two conditions are mutually exclusive meaning if one condition is true the other condition must be false.

## Can you have 3 conditions in an if statement?

If you have to write an IF statement with 3 outcomes, then

**you only need to use one nested IF function**. The first IF statement will handle the first outcome, while the second one will return the second and the third possible outcomes. Note: If you have Office 365 installed, then you can also use the new IFS function.