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Conditional formatting blank cells based on another cell value

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    Conditional formatting blank cells based on another cell value

    Hi all,

    I need to change the color of a group of blank cells based on the value of another cell, for example if A1 contains "E" A3 to A5 will have a fill color of orange.

    I have done a fair amount of searching and I have found the INDIRECT command which I can use to turn the entire row orange but this won't work for me.

    Thanks

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    Re: Conditional formatting blank cells based on another cell value

    Select A3:A5, then invoke conditional formatting.

    Select Use a formula to determine which cells to format.

    Then apply formula: =$A$1="E"

    click Format and choose colour.
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    Re: Conditional formatting blank cells based on another cell value

    NBVC,

    I can't believe it was that easy, I spent a fair amount of time over complicating this! thanks for the response.

    Craig

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