Can you use conditional formatting for if the cell contains xyz

suprsnipes

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Hi,

Is it possible to use conditional formatting for "if the cell contains abc" then do xyz?

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Matty

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Unclear. Could you embellish us with a little more detail?

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pgc01

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Hi

What's your excel version? In excel 2007- the conditional formatting has already an option "Format cell that contains".
 

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Unclear. Could you embellish us with a little more detail?

Matty
You select the cells you want to conditionally format, I am assuming the first is A2, then in CF you change Condition 1 to Formula Is, add the formula, then pick the format options.
 

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