cond format different cell from the cell that has criteria

asmith5rgv

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Good afternoon,
I would like to conditional format 1 cell based on the contents of another cell. EX. if column 'A' has an x in it I would like text in column b to turn white and background turn blue. Thanks in advance for what I know is very simple to most.

Alan
 

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Oaktree

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Jun 20, 2002
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Select cell B2. Go to format --> conditional formatting. Change "cell value is" to "formula is" and enter =ISNUMBER(SEARCH("X",A2)). Click "Format" and choose the formatting options that you want to appear if A2 has an X in it. Press OK twice.
 

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