Flashing cell

mpierce

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Hello everyone!

Since I am the only one at my work who uses this forum I am now considered an excel expert! All the credit goes out to you guys and gals though!

so.....I have a pressure calculation, and if the pressure is higher than 200, I would like a message in a neighboring cell to flash the message "Pressure too high!"

Now, I have looked at previous posts which have provided a wealth of VB-based solutions....but as some of you already know, the word Macro is not in the vocabulary of my superiors, in fact they insist on turning the macro enablement off when opening a workbook because it is umnfamiliar to them.

It is times like these when I feel that engineering may not have, in fact, been the ideal career choice I thought it would be....ever get that feeling?


So.....anyway....any suggestions to offer NOt using a macro or a user defined function?

I have looked into the conditional formatting option with the formula

=(MOD(SECOND(NOW())-1,10)+1

or something similar, but how the heck do I actually get that to work? If I select a cell, go to conditional formatting, and select "cell value is" and "equal to" and then type this into the third box?

At any rate if you guys have any non VB clever ideas I would be very very grateful!!! I know it is a stretch and it may not be possible!

Thank you in advance!!!
 

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addendum......I need both the words "pressure too high" to flash on and off IF the pressure cell result is greater than, say, 200.

I can easily make the words "pressure too high" appear and disappear, but the flashing is the tough part.
 
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