Excel Tip: Color conditional formatting of directional indicator symbols in cells

A financial professional in one of my courses asked if it was possible to conditionally format the color of a symbol to indicate good or poor performance. The indicator direction and color needed to be set based on the value of the cell. This video shows you how to achieve this by combining formulas and conditional formatting rules.

By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.