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    Hi,

    In Excel 97 I create a simple conditional formating based on a Formula "=IF(A1=A2,TRUE,FALSE)" applying in the Cell B2.
    When the condition is true, the cell B2 take the right format.

    But in Excel 2002, the format of cell B2 doesn't change ...
    Do I miss something?? Is it a known problem??

    If someone has an idea ...


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    Hi Alx
    I do not have Excel 2002 but you might just try A1=A2 in your conditional formatting, makes sure it doesn't automatically put quotes round it.
    Hope this helps
    regards
    Derek

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    Derek,

    those automatic quotes used to send me dizzier than the flying doctor : just prefix the formula with "=" and they go away

    so : =a1=a2

    etc seems to work


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    On 2002-03-14 01:40, alx wrote:
    Hi,

    In Excel 97 I create a simple conditional formating based on a Formula "=IF(A1=A2,TRUE,FALSE)" applying in the Cell B2.
    When the condition is true, the cell B2 take the right format.

    But in Excel 2002, the format of cell B2 doesn't change ...
    Do I miss something?? Is it a known problem??

    If someone has an idea ...
    What's in A1 and A2?

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    Chris
    Thanks for the tip Chris, that's been driving me wild too
    Best wishes
    Derek

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