yet another conditional format question

boznian

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Sorry, but I have been searching the archives (there are a million hits for "conditional formatting") and trying to get this all night. This has to be easy but I haven't found it yet:

If there is any value in A1, then I want conditional formatting in A2 to respond. If A1 is blank, then there is no formatting to A2.

I have been messing around with =ISBLANK(A1) and it works great except that its backwards from what I want, and I can't seem to get a NOT or (NOT) to work with it.

What am I missing?
 

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Joe4

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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Try:

=LEN(A1)>0
 

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