Conditional formatting improvements in Google Sheets

March 30, 2015 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan

People using Google Sheets will now have more powerful conditional formatting options. This launch will add the following features:

  • Ability to add gradient conditional formatting rules (e.g. green -> orange, where the lowest numbers are shaded green and the highest are shaded orange, with gradient shades in between)
  • More style choices like bolding, striking through, and italicizing text based on conditional formatting rules
  • A new look for the conditional formatting editing pane
  • Import/export of color scale conditional formatting

conditional_formatting.gif Conditional formatting can be added by highlighting the relevant cells and selecting Format > Conditional formatting from the menus. Posted by Nick Connolly at 7:12 PM