Conditional formatting is one of the easiest ways to turn tables of boring data into a visual that almost makes the numbers jump out at you on a page. There is nothing worse than looking at pages and pages of numbers and then trying to find insights from those numbers. Conditional formatting helps you format your tables (and matrices) of data so that the patterns and outliers in the data are easier to spot at a glance. Take a look at the before and after images below and see how much easier it is to see the variations in performance.
It turns out to be pretty easy, so check it out.