By Colormered - 12/01/2010 15:08 - France
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Bah, shaddup... ...most of the people who are color-blind can at least distinguish between these colours, as long as the difference is clear. As long as you didn't use different shades of green and red, chances are your boss can still see the difference. And I don't know where you live but as far as I know stuff is NOT normally red and blue.
How about a column where you put "Good" or "Problem"? Then you can sort the spreadsheet by that column. And if you really want colors, you can sort the spreadsheet by good/problem and apply/change the colors in 2 seconds. Then you change back to the default sort.
Typically, when you're organizing reports it is highly stressed that you utilize the third dimension: color. When you're choosing colors it's a good idea to choose contrasting colors to differentiate 2 types such as... red and green. It draws someones attention far more quickly and reduces clutter so that it is more visually attractive. This isn't something I'm making up off the top of my head either, this is coming from upper-college level communications classes on writing scientific reports.