I want to give a quick indication using coloured cells of the time likely to be taken to complete a task. So for example:
if cell B2 = 1 then fill cell range G2:H2 with light red
if cell B2 = 2 then fill cell range G2:J2 with light red
if cell B2 = 3 then fill cell range G2:L2 with light red
How might I achieve this?
Select G2:H2 and use a CF formula rule of:
Select G2:J2 and use a CF formula rule of:
Select G2:L2 and use a CF formula rule of:
each with the formatting of your choice.
If you want a dynamic formula and only one format setting you can select all the cells you want to format, then make a new conditional formatting rule using the formula:
Which will affect 2 additional cells each time you increment
I used your examples of
$B$2 and starting with
$G:$G but you can change those if needed.
If you need multiple format settings this won’t work.