When working with dates in Excel, you may need to highlight only certain days of the week on occasion.
You may, for example, have a list of dates on which you wish to emphasize all weekend dates.
With a little formula knowledge, Conditional Formatting can easily do this.
I’ll teach you how to highlight the weekend dates in a date data collection in this article. The technique described here may be used to emphasise any type of date (say Mondays or Tuesdays or alternate days)
So, let’s get started!
In Excel, conditional formatting allows you to evaluate the value in a cell and then format it if the stated condition is fulfilled.
We can use Conditional Formatting to look at the date in a range of cells and highlight it if it falls on a weekend.
I’ve got a dates dataset below that I’d like to highlight all the dates that fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
The steps to accomplish so are as follows:
1. Choose the cells that have dates in them.
2. Click on the Home Tab
3. Click the Conditional Formatting icon in the Styles group.
4. Select the ‘New Rule’ option from the options that display.
5. Select ‘Use a formula to determine which cells to format’ from the ‘New Formatting Rule’ dialogue box.
6. Enter the following formula in the formula field:
7. Click the Format button
8. Specify the formatting (I will go with the orange fill color)
9. Click Ok
The above advances would feature those dates that are either a Saturday or a Sunday.
Good Informative article !
Brilliant guide Abhijit…..
Interesting & easy to use guide.