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    In Excel wehave ability to include a symbol in a cell which is similar to a 'traffic light' i.e. red/amber/green (this is UK guys)
    Is such a function available in Word tables?

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    The "traffic lights" are a form of conditional formatting using icon sets, introduced in Excel 2007.

    Conditional formatting in Word tables is much more limited, it does not look at the value of table cells but at their position. You can specify formatting for items such as the header row, alternating rows etc. Icon sets aren't supported at all.

    You could embed or link an Excel table in your Word document and benefit from Excel's conditional formatting capabilities.

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    [quote name='ase001' post='785039' date='17-Jul-2009 20:00']In Excel wehave ability to include a symbol in a cell which is similar to a 'traffic light' i.e. red/amber/green (this is UK guys)
    Is such a function available in Word tables?

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    Alan[/quote]
    Hi Alan,

    Would something like the attached do (select the 'O' and press F9 to update, then de-select)? To see how it's done, toggle the field code via Alt-F9.
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    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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