I have applied conditional formatting to a Pivot Table. In the Excel desktop application, everything works fine. However, the conditional formatting does not appear in Excel Web Parts or Web Page Viewer. If I download the Excel document from either part and open the document in the desktop application, the formatting appears again. I have tried loading the SharePoint page in Chrome and IE.

Is it not possible to view conditional formatting on SharePoint? If so, are there any workarounds to highlight rows if a date is a certain value so that the formatting appears in SharePoint?

  • Conditional Formatting should work. However, there are some limitations (fonts, some border lines, certain calculations, etc.) that may be causing an issue for you. Here's a list of the differences between viewing Excel online vs the Desktop client: support.office.com/en-us/article/… May 30, 2017 at 17:09

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I can't explain it, but it seems I was experiencing a bug. I changed one of the rules to make the grid lines red instead of making the fill red, and all of the sudden all of my rules starting working on SharePoint.

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