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return a value based on cell background color

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    return a value based on cell background color

    Is there a formula that will return a value based on a cells background color.

    I have a spreadsheet that someone has taken the time to highlight changes they want. I want to be able to identify these and be able to filter on them. I assume the easiest way is to assign a value in an adjoining column.

    I know I can do this the other way around by using conditional formatting, but don't know if what I want can be done.

    Thanks.

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    Hi

    can this link help :http://www.cpearson.com/excel/colors.htm?

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    Good morning mccardled

    Unfortunately, excel doesn't allow you to filter by colour, however Ron de Bruin has taken the time to write a freely available add-in that will allow you to filter by colour. You can download it here :

    http://www.rondebruin.nl/easyfilter.htm

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