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Conditionally Format a Row

Conditionally Format a Row

Conditionally Format a Row

(OP)
I have an Excel (2000), conditional formatting question:

I have a cell equal to "8."  I also have a list of values in tabular format similar to this:

7    Item 1    Item 2   Item 3   Item 4
8    Item 5    Item 6   Item 7   Item 8
9    Item 9    Item 10  Item 11  Item 12

I want to conditionally format the entire row if the leading cell in that row matches my value.  I do have ASAP Utilities Add-on, too, but I don't know how to use it too well.

Thanks in advance.

RE: Conditionally Format a Row

Hello,

Select the Cell in Column A, select FORMAT --> CONDITIONAL FORMATTING change Cell Value is to Formula is, enter your condition e.g. $A1 = 8, $A1=A$1.

Use the format painter to format the entire row, then use the format painter to copy the row format to all relevant rows.

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maybe only a drafter
but the best user at this company!

RE: Conditionally Format a Row

Hello

Sorry, made a mistake $A1=A$1 should be $A1=A1

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maybe only a drafter
but the best user at this company!

RE: Conditionally Format a Row

(OP)
onlyadrafter, I guess I am a bit confused still.

Say my cell (E14) is "8."  My other cells are

      (A)     (B)        (C)       (D)       (E)
(47)  7    Item 1    Item 2   Item 3   Item 4
(48)  8    Item 5    Item 6   Item 7   Item 8
(49)  9    Item 9    Item 10  Item 11  Item 12

I can conditionally format (A48) with no problem. How do I make B48:E48 the same format based on the same condition (when A48=E14)?  
Also, where do I find format painter?
Thanks.

RE: Conditionally Format a Row

Hello,

In B47 enter this as you conditional format

FORMULA IS =MID(B47,FIND(" ",B47)+1,LEN(B47)))=$E$14

The format painter is in the STANDARD TOOLBAR and looks like a Paintbrush.

Has this cleared this up?

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Hope this helps.
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maybe only a drafter
but the best user at this company!

RE: Conditionally Format a Row

Hello,

ALternatively if you cells are always Item # then the CONDITIONAL FORMAT can be

=B47="Item " &$E$14

format the other cells the same with the format painter.

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Hope this helps.
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maybe only a drafter
but the best user at this company!

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