To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoDear Chelsea,
We have published an article "How to ignore blank or zero cells in conditional formatting in Excel?" which introduces methd to acheive this.
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How to determine if date has passed in Excel?
For example, you want to compare a list of given dates with current date, and determine if date has passed in that list. This article shows you methods of determining if date has passed in Excel.
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Supposing the current date is 2015/5/25, with the following formula, you can determine if date has passed compared with today’s date. Please do as follows.
1. Select a blank cell which is adjacent to the date you want to determine if it is overdue. Enter formula =IF(ISBLANK(A2),"",IF(A2<TODAY(),"Overdue","Not due")) into the formula bar, and then press the Enter key.
2. Drag the Fill Handle to the range with the dates you want to determine if overdue. See screenshot:
1. You will get two results: Overdue and Not due. If that’s an overdue date compared to today’s date, the cell will be populated with Overdue. On the contrary, it will be populated with Not due.
2. In the formula, ISBLANK means that when there is a blank cell in selected range, the result will be blank.
With the Conditional Formatting function, you can highlight all dates which are overdue compared to today’s date.
1. Select the date list, and click Conditional Formatting > New Rule under Home tab. See screenshot:
2. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, you need to:
A. In the Select a Rule Type section, select Format only cells that contain.
B. Select Cell Value in the first Format only cells with drop-down list.
C. Select less than in the second Format only cells with drop-down list.
D. In the third Format only cells with drop-down list, enter =TODAY().
E. Click the Format button. See screenshot:
3. In the Format Cells dialog box, specify a background color for highlighting the overdue dates, and then click the OK button.
4. When it returns to the New Formatting Rule dialog box, click OK.
Then all passed dates compared to current date are highlighted with specified fill color immediately.
Note: If there are blank cells within the date list, they will be highlighted as well.
With the Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel, you can easily select all overdue dates in a column compared to today’s date.
1. Select the range with dates you want to compare with current date and select the overdue dates, then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:
2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select Cell in the Selection type section, select Less than in the Specific type drop-down list, enter today’s date into the following box, and finally click the OK button.
3. Then a Select Specific Cells prompt box pops up to tell you how many cells will be selected, click the OK button, and the overdue date cells are selected immediately.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoWhen using the conditional formatting method, is there a way for blank cells to not be highlighted?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoHello
Thank you so much for the above
I work in a cargo company in Dubai, we usually charge our clients on monthly basis for the storage rent. I need a spread sheet where I can track "Not Due" "Overdue" and more importantly "Due" so that I can send invoice to my client if the rent is Due. Kindly help