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or wrote at 2014-11-04 08:21:50
What about if you want to apply this to a number of cells rather than just one?

or wrote at 2014-11-04 08:27:53
Sorry to amend my previous question. What about if you want a range of cell with a range of different dates yet they all follow the same rules regarding their change in colour leading up to the date specific to each individual cell?

So one cell may have a date of 1/1/15 and another may have a date 20/1/15 they may turn different colours as you get closer to the date each time you open up the spreadsheet, but the earlier date will do this sooner than the later as we move closer to that date.

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