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    conditional formatting to find specific words.

    Hi.

    I'm trying to search in a column for the words "late" or "on time"

    I want late to be in red, and on time to be green.

    I've tried these, but they haven't worked worked:

    =$G3="late"

    =search("late", $G3)>0

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    Re: conditional formatting to find specific words.

    Hello
    If you're just trying to conditionally format each cell to either red or green font based on 'Late' and 'On Time', then you only need to select the range of cells and go to the Home tab Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cell Rules > Equal to... and enter your conditions and chosen format.

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    Re: conditional formatting to find specific words.

    Oh thanks! I'm not too familiar with conditional formatting!

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    Re: conditional formatting to find specific words.

    Glad to have helped. Thanks for rep.

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