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2003-09-04, 19:00 #1
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Auto Coloring in Excel (2000 Professional)
Is it possible to put a formula in to automatically re-color a cell (background) if the information comes from a certain other sheet. The current formula is a SUM IF formula and would stil be needed, but am having to go in and highlight manually each cell that has brought in the info. If so, what is the formula, or how would you set it up? The color required is Orange (second row, second left). Thanks for the help.
2003-09-04, 22:28 #2
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Re: Auto Coloring in Excel (2000 Professional)
Auto recoloring can be done with conditional formatting, though I am NOT completely sure what you want to key on.
If you are trying to trigger based on the FORMULA in the cell and to see if the formula is LINKED to another sheet, you could create a custom function to examine the formula and look for a particular sheet.
For example this added into a module:
<pre>Function IsReferenced(rCell As Range, sSheet As String) As Boolean
IsReferenced = InStr(UCase(rCell.Cells(1).Formula), UCase(sSheet))
Then use conditional formatting:
Select (eg) A1:G15
Format - conditional formatting..
set an appropriate color, etc
Now any cell with a ref to sheet2 will be colored.