Averaging only font color black and ignoring font color red

Ria323

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*NO VBA Please!!*
*Looking to carry down the formula to many cells after it in the average column

The formula below is what I have so far. I need to EXCLUDE the red font from the calculations. With my current formula, it is still including it since it's =*red*, I've tried <>*red but when I pull the formula down to the next row where all numbers in Columns N, T and Y are black, it is still excluding Y in the average.

Help? :(


Column NColumn TColumn YAverage
$14.23$14.80$17.10

=IF(OR(N7="",N7="*red*"),AVERAGE(Y7,T7),IF(OR(T7="",T7="*red*"),AVERAGE(N7,Y7),IF(OR(Y7="",Y7="*red*"),AVERAGE(N7,T7),AVERAGE(N7,T7,Y7))))
 

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Formulae cannot "see" formats. Are the red numbers actually negative numbers formatted to show in red?
 

Tom.Jones

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You can't do this with formula.
N7="*red*" cannot be used for font color.
With VBA is possible.
 

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How is the font colour changed?
 

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