Format change

Deadly48

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How do I change the format of a range of cells dependant on a single cell contents. Conditional formating only changes that cell.

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Deadly48

Welcome to the Mr Excel board!

Can you explain in more detail just what you have and what you want to happen?
 
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Hi Deadly48

Welcome to the Board!

It depends on how you write the Formula Is expression within the Conditional Formatting. For example:

Type a 1 into cell A1, now highlight the entire row (ie select it). Then go Format> Conditional Formatting, change to Formula Is and type:

$A1=1

and set the format you want.

If you return to Excel, you should see the entire row is now formatted as you specified.

Best regards

Richard
 
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Deadly48

That's incorrect.:)

You can use conditional formatting to format other cells by using formulas as Richard has indicated.
 
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Richard,
Thanks but this still only changes the format of the cell being eddited. I want to change the format of a range of cells ie. A1:A10 to have fill colour dependant on the contents of cell B1 = 1.

Deadly48
 
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