How to override conditional formatting in Excel

How to override conditional formatting in Excel

Formatting is a very crucial aspect of Word editing. You can bold, underline, italicize, set paragraphs, etc. using well-arranged commands and shortcuts. Formatting is also tenable on Excel. There are several formulas and procedures in formatting work on your Excel spreadsheet. You can condition your cells to respond automatically when you press a particular key or enter a cell’s value. For example, your cells can turn red whenever you type ‘0’ in the cells. That’s how conditional formatting works. However, you may wish to override or stop the conditional formatting. Before then, the following are the vital things you should know about conditional formatting.

All the spreadsheets obey the conditional formatting. The automatic functionality will continue when you hide or lock the columns.

Conditional formatting is also known as an auto-filling formula. It is effective when the regulated conditions are met. However, the overriding of the automatic changes does not have any effect on the excel performances.

If you no longer want to maintain the conditional formatting, you can override the functions by using the options below:

1. Check your toolbar and locate the formatting buttons. You can as well use the shortcuts on the keyboard to apply the formats in a different way.

2. Type your values on a formula

3. The next step is for you to remove all the contents in the cell. Go ahead and right-click and select ”clear cell contents.”

4. Applying the autofill, quickly check the toolbar and click ”undo.” Please note that you will not find the undo command after saving the sheet.

That’s all there is about removing the conditional formatting.

Now, try it out by yourself to see how you can override the conditional formatting or auto-fill function on your excel spreadsheet.

Firstly, choose the two topmost rows on your sheet and apply the background color.





Now, enter a column and name it ”Formula.” Go ahead and create a customized formula in the first two rows. The formula should allow you to multiply values deduced from the other two columns.




Your focus should now be on the row in between the existing rows. Better still, you can focus on the empty row, which is row 3.

By doing so, the color on the background will populate, and the formula you entered in the column named ”Formula” will start working automatically.