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I want for cells A3-S3 to highlight yellow if cell a3 has an "x" and highlight red if cell b3 has an "x"


garbo7441 can I ask for additional help, if I wanted this rule to run all the way through cells 100 how would I alter this formula. I have tried format painting and it does not work 

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    You don't state what you wish to do with A3:S3 if BOTH A3 and B3 have an 'x'.  So, these rules will simply not format any fill color if that condition exists.

    Highlight A3:S3

    In the Home tab, select Conditional Formatting and click 'New Rule'

    Select 'Use a formula to determine which cells to format'.

    In the 'Format values where this formula is true' textbox, enter this formula:


    Click 'Format', select the Fill tab, select the Red option, and click 'OK' twice.

    Repeat the above process, except using this formula and selecting the Yellow option:


  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    you need to set 2 conditionals for that. one for red, one for yellow.

  • A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    go to the home tab and use conditional formatting, set up the rules to do what you need

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