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Automatically change fill color on certain cells depending on color of specific cell

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    Automatically change fill color on certain cells depending on color of specific cell

    Hi everyone,

    I have a tedious task of highlighting and changing the fill color of certain cells. There is a specific pattern that needs to be changed everytime.

    Since the color is always consistant throughout the certain cells, I would like to make 1 cell be the master cell and every other cell in my pattern copy the color fill of the master.
    Therefor if I change the color of the master cell, every other cell in the pattern would automatically change itself to the same fill color.

    Would there be a general solution to this with an equation or would it involve writing a macro for it.


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Automatically change fill color on certain cells depending on color of specific c

    Both a formula approach (conditional formatting) and a macro could do this. You will have to provide a sample workbook fully demonstrating your need to get a reasonable answer with either method.


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    Re: Automatically change fill color on certain cells depending on color of specific c

    I figured as much, heres a sample if anyone has any workarounds for my problem.
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    Re: Automatically change fill color on certain cells depending on color of specific c

    This is the best I can offer...color changes in a cell don't actually trigger a ws_change event...I have no idea why, a lacking in Excel I suppose. So, this will trigger the color match when you move to another cell.

    Put this macro into the SHEET MODULE for Sheet1 and it will work automatically:
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