Drop down list changes cell formatting
You can apply different conditional formatting formulas and formatting to a cell range, using a drop down list.
Here is how I did it.
Create a drop down list
 Select cell D3
 Go to tab "Data"
 Click "Data Validation" button

Go to tab "Settings"
 Select List
 Type: No formatting, %, Time, Above Average, Below Average
 Click Ok!
Conditional formatting
Here are the formulas and formatting:
% formula
The formula checks if the value in cell D3 is %. If true the following formatting is applied:
Time formula
The formula checks if the value in cell D3 is Time. If true the following formatting is applied:
Above Average
In this formula, cell D3 is "Above Average" AND checks if each value is above the average of the table values. If TRUE the cell is highlighted.
Below Average
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Something doesn't work quite right with the above and below average conditional formattings.
Brilliant nonetheless.
At least not in the version I downloaded and ran on Excel 2010
Cape,
Something doesn't work quite right with the above and below average conditional formattings.
What happens, what is wrong? I have excel 2010.