Excel : Interactive Up Down Arrows

This tutorial explains how to create interactive up down arrows with excel.

Style 1 :
Interactive Up Down Arrow
1. Enter CHAR(199) and change the font to "Wingdings 3", you will see Up arrow,
2. Enter CHAR(200) and change the font to "Wingdings 3", you will see Down arrow.

Next, apply conditional formatting

Click on "Next Rule" and select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and enter the following formula and click on "Format" and go to "Font" tab and select Red color and then click on OK.
=IF($D$3=CHAR(200),1,0) 
Create a new rule - Click on "Next Rule" and select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and enter the following formula and click on "Format" and go to "Font" tab and select Green color and then click on OK.
=IF($D$3=CHAR(199),1,0)

Style 2 
Style 2 : Up Down Arrow
1. Enter p and change the font to "Wingdings 3", you will see Up arrow,
2. Enter q and change the font to "Wingdings 3", you will see Down arrow.

Next, apply conditional formatting

Click on "Next Rule" and select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and enter the following formula and click on "Format" and go to "Font" tab and select Red color and then click on OK.
=IF($D$3="q",1,0) 
Create a new rule - Click on "Next Rule" and select "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and enter the following formula and click on "Format" and go to "Font" tab and select Green color and then click on OK.
=IF($D$3="p",1,0)

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