# Shade by default and then clear upon action of adjacent cell

#### TPD

##### Board Regular
Hello,..Finally the last part of my dilemma...You guys have pulled a newbie like myself through the darkest of times here!

C40, E40, J40 and L40

I want E40, J40 and L40 to remain shaded when empty but become white or non-shaded if the text in C40 becomes BOLD. (it could become BOLD based on it's reaction to a linked cell)

Is this possible?

td

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hi, again,

there are different options ...
what formula is there which links C40 to the "linked cell" ?
it could become BOLD based on it's reaction to a linked cell

kind regards,
Erik

It is possible, but not the way you're trying. You can't use conditional formating based upon another cell's format. But you can do it based on a formula. Use the a variation of the formula in C40 to determine the format.

Can you post the formula from C40?

It is possible, but not the way you're trying. You can't use conditional formating based upon another cell's format. But you can do it based on a formula. Use the a variation of the formula in C40 to determine the format.

Can you post the formula from C40?
Hi, clayv
Welcome to the Board !!!!

In fact you can "use conditional formating based upon another cell's format":
write some values and color some cells in column A (new sheet) and run this macro (it's quicker than explaining)
Code:
``````Sub trythis()
With Worksheets(1)
With .Range(.Cells(1, 2), .Cells(.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp)(1, 2))
.Formula = "=Color + A1*0"
End With
End With
End Sub``````

but you can't "use conditional formating based upon another cell's CONDITIONAL format"
you need to check the formula or use VBA

best regards,
Erik

EDIT: forgot the macro, here it is

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