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I want to be able to track when something is passed due or will be due in the next 30 days.  How do I change font color, based on an upcoming date or date that occurred in the past?  For example, I want the font to be red for a date that has passed and yellow 30 days before.

Try this tip video on CONDITIONAL FORMATTING.

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