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How to highlight rows if dates have passed in Excel?

For example, there is a table as below screenshot shown, now I want to highlight all rows if the dates have passed, any idea? Actually, I can highlight these rows with conditional formatting in Excel.

Highlight rows if dates have passed in Excel

If date is before or after today, select and highlight entire rows in Excel

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Highlight rows if dates have passed in Excel

This method will guide you to highlight all rows if the dates have passed by adding a conditional formatting rule in Excel. Please do as follows:

1. Select the table you will highlight rows if dates have passed, and click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule. See screenshot:

2. In the Edit Formatting Rule dialog box, please:
(1) Click to select Use a formula to determine which cells to format in the Select a Rule Type list box;
(2) In the Format values where this formula is true box, please type =$A2<TODAY();
(3) Click the Format button.

3. In the Format Cells dialog box, go to the Fill tab, and click to select a fill color. See screenshot:

4. Click the OK buttons successively to close both dialog boxes.

Now you will see all rows are highlighted if the dates have passed. See screenshot:

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