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Compare cells with text (words, dates and symbols) to see if the cell has changed

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    Compare cells with text (words, dates and symbols) to see if the cell has changed

    Anyone who can provide any informtion to my problem would be greatly appreciated.

    In simple terms I am asking is, if anyone knows how to compare two cells that will each have Text in them (Name, Date and Symbol). The cells should be the same period to period, the formula will help me tell if a change to the Name, Date or Symbol has occured. This will allow me to avoid comparing them with a bare eye every month.

    The spreadsheet I will use each month is not the same as the one attached - I am just hoping someone can come up with a way to compare the text in the two colums.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance for taking the time to read this!!!
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    Re: Compare cells with text (words, dates and symbols) to see if the cell has changed

    Simply..

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    Re: Compare cells with text (words, dates and symbols) to see if the cell has changed

    Works like a charm. I also feel a little dumb for not being able to think of that but that you a thousand times. This will save me a ton of hours.

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