All data cells that contain a green triangle need to be reformatted by Excel in order for the data to be manipulated correctly. After the data is highlighted a yield sign will appear in the corner of the highlighted data.
The data now must be reformatted by Excel to accept changes. This data must be converted to a Number.
After selecting the data, choose the Conditional Formatting button on the ribbon and follow the highlighted selections in the drop down menus.
Choose Format only cells that contain and then fill in the rule description with the appropriate numbers that fit your range of data.
Create the cell formatting by clicking on the Format tab. Notice that the Preview shows no current formatting selected.
Select the Fill tab and then choose the color of your choice. The Sample will fill to the color you selected. Choose Clear to change to another color, OK to use the selected color, or Cancel to move back in the process.
The formatting shows up in the column which was selected earlier. These cells contain data found within the range of the first rule.
To create a second rule go back through the same procedure as describe in Slide # 9 of this instructional PowerPoint.
A second rule has been created with Green highlighting all scores that fall between 16 and 18 in the column.
The formatting shows up in the column which was selected earlier showing red for the first rule and green for the second rule.
To edit the rules you can move to the Manage rules menu and edit the rules that appear for this document.
Both rules we created show up in the Rules Manager.
If you select a column to format that contains a percentage, the rule values must contain the percent sign. Data cells containing numbers with percents are treated a bit differently. Notice the green triangle? That column needs to be converted to a number. Highlight the cell, click the yield sign and select Convert to a Number