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Change text colour when entry made in another cell

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    Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    Hi All
    I am using Excel 2003, my problem is that I have cells D4 & E4 with red text, when an entry is made in B4 (say $640, the amount can vary) I want the text in D4 & E4 to turn black.

    I have attached a section of the document in question.

    TIA thalt
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    Re: Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    You question doesn't match your sample sheet. Can you clarify your cells to match?

    I'll take a stab:

    1) Highlight F1:G1000
    2) Click on Format > Conditional Formatting
    3) Use these parameters:
    Condition1 > Formula Is: =$D1<>""
    Format... Font tab: Black


    Resist applying conditional formatting to entire columns unless you know you're going to have 65000 rows of data soon.
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    Re: Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    could use conditional formating
    =not(isblank(Range)) Font Clour red
    = isblank(Range) Font colour Black

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    Re: Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    ops just need to use
    with the cell colour on automatic
    =not(isblank(Range)) Font Clour red

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    Re: Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    I'll get it right
    after testing
    with the cell colour on automatic
    =isblank(Range) Font Colour red

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    Re: Change text colour when entry made in another cell

    Thank you both for your prompt and excellent replies, they both gave me what I was looking for and will save me a lot of tedious work.

    Abundant thanks once again, your help is appreciated. thalt

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