Conditional formatting not automatically updating

gordsky

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Hi all,
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction with this one.

Having come back from a period of leave I have found that the conditional formatting in one of my spreadsheets has stopped refreshing/updating automatically. By that I mean it works but doesnt update the screen. This is the scenario although simplified for here.

Before if I put a "Y" in say cell A1 then it would format cells B1:D4 in the desired way.
For some reason now when I put a "Y" in cell A1 nothing happens HOWEVER if I switch to another sheet and then come back to the original sheet upon returning the conditional formatting to B1:D4 is applied. Almost as if the screen updating has been turned off somehow (first thing i checked)

anyone point me towards a solution
 

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gordsky

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Should it not be:
Excel Formula:
=$G$7="Y"
it should have the Y yes. And it does, was a typo in my reply above. Still cant get the thing working although if I copy the entire tab into a new workbook and save it works just fine so obviously something specific to the original book.
 

Georgiboy

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I know that you have already stated that the calculation is set to automatic but that is the only way i can recreate the issue.

Have you tried running something like the below anyway?
VBA Code:
Sub test()
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
End Sub

Just in case it shows as Automatic but is still manual.
 

gordsky

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I know that you have already stated that the calculation is set to automatic but that is the only way i can recreate the issue.

Have you tried running something like the below anyway?
VBA Code:
Sub test()
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
End Sub

Just in case it shows as Automatic but is still manual.
Yes did that still no joy.
 

rlv01

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  2. 2010
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a. If you create a new blank worksheet, and apply the same conditional formatting to one cell there, does it now update when you are on the new worksheet?
b. f you create a new blank workbook, and apply the same conditional formatting to one cell there, does it now update when you are in the new workbook?
 

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