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    Unhappy Fantasy football formulas

    Dear All,

    Wonder if you can help me out and I apologise if this has already been asked but the forum search facility doesn't work I get an error message every time I search but can't find anywhere to let the site owners know and life's too short, ahem !

    Simply how do I highlight a cell containing a specific formula on a large spreadsheet. So if cell contains formula A, colour it blue, if it contains formula B, colour it red, etc, etc. I have four formulae to differentiate.

    I've seen tips on highlighting cells containing formula, but nothing on allowing a differentiation based on the actual formula itself.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,

    Fraz.

    PS Oh I'm using Excel for Mac 2011 if that helps.

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    Re: Help: formula identification ideas?

    Hi Frazzle

    Welcome to the forum ...

    If you are using 2011 for mac, why put 2003 in your profile?

    Conditional formatting for 2003 is very limited compared to later versions.

    What are the formulae that you need to highlight?
    The norm is to use these for the c/f, but this often has to has to be modified to return only a true condition.
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    Re: Help: formula identification ideas?

    Marcol,

    Didn't know I had entered anything about Excel 2003 in the profile, actually found the whole registration process overly long and annoying. I will try and resolve.

    I'm using a large complex workbook to calculate fantasy football scores for a league. I've in herited the scoring spreadsheet which takes a lot of tweaking every season start and means I've got to try and work out how it all fits together. Slowly, very slowly, I'm getting there.

    My understanding of cf is that its fine if you want to highlight based on a cells content, but cannot see how you could do this based on the formula contained in the cell. So in this case we have different formulae for Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfield and Striker scoring. When a player is transferred or added to a squad I have to insert a new row and it would be helpful to have a way of checking that the scoring formulae match the players position.

    The formulae are quite complex, involving IFs and Vlookups and some calculations. I can't believe this can't be done, just not obvious to me.

    I am using Excel for Mac 2011 which I think suffers from over-iconing; there's just so much you can do its almost overwhelming, well for a buffoon like me.

    Appreciate your thoughts,

    Fraz

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    Re: Help: formula identification ideas?

    Perhaps it's better that you post your workbook, or at least a workable sample of it.
    Mark it up manually with the conditions you need highlighted.

    I tend to agree that post 2003 the options that Excel offers are somewhat overpowering.
    Some great functionallity has been added, of that there is no doubt, but the icons, grades and colouring options can all to easily make a spreadsheet look like a "Where's Wally" cartoon.

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