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    color highlight a group of cells based on specific cells' value

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    I want to highlight cells based on values of Column A. How to do this. pls help.
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    Re: color highlight a group of cells based on specific cells' value

    You need to have one rule for each value in column A.

    I have done the first one for you as an example. The formula is

    =$A1=1

    and it is applied to all columns containing data. It says that if the value in column A is 1, then use the color as set by the formatting for all columns.

    I imagine your next question will be, "Do I really have to have a different rule for each value? What if I have 100 different values?" To do this automatically would require VBA, but that's a lot more work and I'm not going to start that unless that's what you really need.
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    Re: color highlight a group of cells based on specific cells' value

    Quote Originally Posted by 6StringJazzer View Post
    You need to have one rule for each value in column A.

    I have done the first one for you as an example. The formula is
    =$A1=1
    Is it possible to highlight cells based on odd / even numbers filled in A column?

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    Re: color highlight a group of cells based on specific cells' value

    Yes, that is much easier, but what highlighting do you want?

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    Re: color highlight a group of cells based on specific cells' value

    Quote Originally Posted by 6StringJazzer View Post
    Yes, that is much easier, but what highlighting do you want?
    as of now i do not require that. thanks

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