highlighting columns

hocheemon

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if I want a particular cell to highlight if left blank when another cell in the same column has a particular word in it, what is the formula to do?
 

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dermie_72

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in conditional formatting
=and(blankcell_reference="",othercell_reference="particular word")
 

hocheemon

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i tried it but it wound up slowing the computer down attempting to figure out the equation.

for example, if in column j, i want this to highlight if in column b does have the said word in it what formula would i use?
 

dermie_72

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Click on Column J - Goto Home - Conditional Format - New Rule - Use formula to determine which cells to format
Formula is =B1="Test" (Where Test is the word you are using)
OK
double check the formula is not encased with talking marks. Apply.
 

hocheemon

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Click on Column J - Goto Home - Conditional Format - New Rule - Use formula to determine which cells to format
Formula is =B1="Test" (Where Test is the word you are using)
OK
double check the formula is not encased with talking marks. Apply.



that works out. thank you!
 

hocheemon

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The formula works out great, but how would I change it to make it to where when information is put into the cell, it would clear out the highlight?
 

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