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How can I highlight specific results in a RENO flowchart?



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In a RENO flowchart, you can use conditional formatting to mark the result storage blocks so it's easy to see when they meet certain conditions. For example, let's say that you are working with the flowchart shown next, which calculates the probability of various outcomes of a house fire depending on whether certain events happen.

RENO Flowchart

Some outcomes are of greater interest to you than others, and you are especially concerned about the risk of injuries. You decide that a probability of injury greater than 1/10 of 1% is worrisome, and anything over 1/2 of 1% is unacceptable. To draw attention to this outcome if it falls outside of your parameters, you select the result storage block and choose Format > Styles > Conditional Formatting. In the Conditional Formatting window, you click the Set of Conditions button and then enter the criteria as shown next.

Conditional Formatting Window

The conditions that you apply to the block will be evaluated in the order specified (i.e., the software evaluates the list of conditions starting from the top and once a condition is matched, the rest of the conditions are not checked). If the block's value is greater than or equal to 0.005, the block will be shown with a red corner indicator. If the block's value is less than 0.005 but greater than or equal to 0.001, the block will be shown with a yellow corner indicator. For example, the following picture shows the results of a simulation in which the probability of injury (.0040) falls into the worrisome range. The yellow highlight helps to draw your attention to the potential concern.

RENO Flowchart Showing Conditional Formatting