Google Sheets can be used to automate formatting tasks. With the use of conditional formatting, you can quickly and easily format cells based on conditions that you set. In this guide, you will learn how to use conditional formatting in Google Sheets based on another cell being not empty.
Before you start using this method to format your cells, you need to make sure that you have the following:
Step 1: Access the Formatting Tool
The first thing you need to do is access the formatting tool. This can be done by clicking on the Format menu at the top of the Google Sheet.
Step 2: Select the Conditional Formatting Option
Once you are in the Format menu, select the Conditional Formatting option.
Step 3: Set up the Condition
Now that you have access to the conditional formatting feature, you need to set up the condition. To do this, click on the Format cells if... drop-down menu and select Custom formula is not empty.
Step 4: Select the Cell for the Formula
The next step is to select the cell that you want to use as the formula. To do this, click on the Cell drop-down menu and select the cell that you want to use.
Step 5: Choose the Formatting
Now that you have set up the condition and selected the cell, it is time to choose the formatting. To do this, click on the Format style drop-down menu and select the style that you want to apply to the cell.
Step 6: Apply the Formatting
That is it! You can now apply the formatting to your cell by clicking on the Apply button.
Q1. What is Google Sheets?
Google Sheets is a cloud-based spreadsheet program that lets users create, edit and store spreadsheets in the cloud.
Q2. What types of formatting can I apply with conditional formatting?
With conditional formatting, you can easily apply a variety of formats to cells, such as color or background color, text size, text italicization, and more.
Q3. How do I access the formatting tool in Google Sheets?
You can access the formatting tool in Google Sheets by clicking on the Format menu at the top of the Google Sheet.
Q4. How do I set up the condition for the formatting?
To set up the condition for the formatting, click on the Format cells if... drop-down menu and select the Custom formula is not empty option.
Q5. How do I apply the formatting?
Once you have set up the condition and selected the cell, you can apply the formatting by clicking on the Apply button.
Google Sheets introduction: Get acquainted to the popular spreadsheet software and learn how to use it.
Google Sheets basics: Learn the basics of using Google Sheets, from setting up the environment to using features such as conditional formatting.
Conditional formatting in Google Sheets: Learn how to apply conditional formatting to your data and make it easier to read and analyze.