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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).
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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    I want to be able to use conditional formatting (or another means) to color a cell on one worksheet based on the value of a cell on another worksheet in the same workbook in Excel 2003. Conditional formatting does not directly allow references to other worksheets. As a workaround I have copied the value of the cell on the first worksheet into the second sheet in a hidden column and referenced that cell with conditional formatting. That works, but I wonder if anyone knows of a more elegant solution (without using VBA).
    I have attached a very simple spreadsheet showing what I want to do using the workaround I described (I left column A on Sheet2 unhidden so you can see what I did - I would hide it in my final version).

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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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    Create a named range pointing to the other sheet's cells and use that in the CF formulas.
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