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Conditional Format formula does not correctly FILL adjacent cells when values not equal

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    Conditional Format formula does not correctly FILL adjacent cells when values not equal

    Hellos Excel friends,

    I have searched and not found this particular type of question in the archives. Hopefully it's simple and I just cannot see it.
    I merely want to highlight two adjacent cells when the values in the adjacent cells are not equal.
    I used the following formula:
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    I reduce each one (see: -1, -2) to exclude the space in column A, and to exclude the trailing comma and the space in column B.

    Thanks for any assistance provided!
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    Re: Conditional Format formula does not correctly FILL adjacent cells when values not equa

    Apply the following CF to A2:B4 =LEFT($A2,FIND(" ",$A2)-1)<>LEFT($B2,FIND(" ",$B2)-2)

    Be careful with your cell referencing...

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    Re: Conditional Format formula does not correctly FILL adjacent cells when values not equa

    Thank you very much Pepe Le Mokko, works like a charm.

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