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    Conditional Formatting (XP)

    I'm looking for a resource recommendation regarding conditional formatting or perhaps someone has a workbook full of examples.

    Thanks,
    John

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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    Excel MVP Debra Dalgliesh has a four part tutorial: Excel -- Conditional Formatting, and some sample workbooks: Contextures Sample Spreadsheets.

    Chip Pearson, another MVP, also has a tutorial: Conditional Formatting.

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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    Hans,

    Thank you for your suggestion.

    John

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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    Hans,

    How does conditional formatting work with RangeNames?

    As an example:
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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    - Format cell A13 as red in the Format | Cells... dialog - this is the "default" formatting.
    - Select Format | Conditional Formatting...
    - Leave the first dropdown as "Cell Value Is", and the second as "equal to"
    - Enter the following formula in the box next to it:

    =R_Type

    - Click Format...
    - Specify white.
    - OK your way out.

    You can also use white as default and red as conditional formatting. In that case, change the formula to:

    <>R_Type

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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    Hans,

    I have attached a sample workbook. Cell A13's conditional format is not behaving as expected.

    I must be missing something...this should be really easy.

    Regards,
    John
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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    My mistake, I apologize.

    You should use =R_Type and change "equal to" to "not equal to".

    Sorry again!

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    Re: Conditional Formatting (XP)

    Hans,

    No need to apoligize. It's late in the day for me and I should have caught it.

    Regards,
    John

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