color coded cells

stereosympathy

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Does anyone know if its possible to format a row to be one color if no data is entered in it and then change to a different color once data is entered? This would be a quick way for me to reference when someone has changed data in my workbook.
 

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stereosympathy

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Conditional formatting works but is there a way to expand the selection to cover the entire row? Like say I have text "Approved" in column F. If this says "not approved" I would like that whole row to turn red. Thanks for the help so far.
 

barry houdini

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How many rows are we talking about?

If you want this to work for, say rows 1 to 10

Select row 1 and expand selection to row 10

Format > Conditional Formatting > "Formula is"

=$F1="Not approved"

select red pattern

note: you must have the $ as written
 
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