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May 10, 2013

When I do a SEARCH operation to find the number 10 among hundreds of cells containing data, I'm often finding the way Excel highlights the cell that meets the search result is not easy enough to see.

Is there anyway I could setup Excel so that the resulting cell that meets the search result is highlighted in a RED border or RED Fill? I would like the cell that meets the search result to scream at me with a color highlight that is not easy to miss.

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Sep 16, 2009

This may have been answered on here but can not seem to find it. My situation is I have values in A1,A2 & A3 that are like counter reading so the value is always changing. What I am looking to do is change the cell color if one of the values is over 500 from the other two values. Say A1 is 3000, A2 is 3250 and A3 is 3500. I would like the cell for A3 to change color.

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Aug 8, 2012

I am trying to use VBA in Excel 2007 to change bar chart series colors. I have found a few posts that link it to a cell background, but I'm struggling to find one that does the font color.

It would be great if I could change the bar chart series to match the color of the text in the A column, so that if I highlighted the value in A1 and changed the text color to orange for whatever reason, the chart updates the value of 1.2 to an orange bar (see below).

T. A1 B1

Sample 1 1.2

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Sep 28, 2007

I've been asked to assist with modifications of an excel spreadsheet. One of the features is a column that has a formula of what the total order should be. For example, 1 base order of 25.00, plus 1 bonus order of 18.00, plus 2 bonus orders of 15.00 would be $73.00 due. Then data entry persons enter the actual amount collected. Is there a way to highlight either the cell or the result if the amount collected does not equal the amount due? I know I can accomplish this with another column, but they want to keep the columns to a minimum.

This is for a non-profit agency and the orders are now at 1000 that must be entered within a day or two period, so they want to keep the fields to a minimum so as to make the entry easier for those doing the input. And they would like the data entry person to see an immediate flag if what he or she enters as collected does not equal what is due.

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Mar 7, 2007

I am looking for a solution which will highlight a cell if it has changed as a result of another cell changing (i.e. formula recalculate).


3 2 (a*b)

I want cell c1 to be highlighted if either a1 or b1 are changed manually.

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May 11, 2013


I have a attached an inventory spreadsheet that I use at work. The only active column that gets data entered into it, is column E "Qty (Pcs)". I enter quantities of inventory in this column.

In column B is the part numbers for product. The letters at the end of the part numbers are associated with certain colors that you can see in the small chart to the right of the report. H=Yellow, M=Blue, S=Green, V=Orange and P=Purple.

What I am trying to achieve is when I type a value in the Qty (Pcs) row. I would love for the entire row that contains data to highlight in the respective color based on what letter is at the end of the part number in column B.

Example - I type 100 in E2 and the entire row of data turns Orange because the V at the end of 13001 is associated with Orange.

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Apr 6, 2009

i've been using an IF function in order to display a certain value when one or more criteria are met in one cell in one specific worksheet. here's how it looks like:

=IF(OR(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("value1",Worksheet1!A1)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Value2",Worksheet1!A1))),"yes","no" )

with different values and names.. but it's just to give you the idea of what kind of function it is. this one works perfectly, but i also needed another one in which the logical test range is no longer only one cell, but more, thus a selection. i wrote the same formula, but instead of the "A1" i wrote for example "A1:A20" which i thought it would work.. but it doesn't. even more surprising, when i open the insert function (the helping wizard that pops up when i click the "fx" button on the left of the function string) and i put in the logical test, at the bottom of the window it says the correct result (ie: yes). but on the actual worksheet, the cell displays the wrong result (no). i know there are no errors in the formula, so i really don't know how to solve the problem.

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Mar 26, 2009

I have a code that check the String on the cell! But if it is wrong i wanna make the cell Red colored?

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Jan 27, 2010

I'm trying to change a cell color depending on another cells color. This is what I have so far:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)    If Target.Column = 5 Then        Customer = findit(Selection.Value, Range("L:L"))        Colour = Range(Customer).Interior.ColorIndex        If Colour = 3 Then            With Selection.Interior                .ColorIndex = 3                .Pattern = xlSolid            End With        End If    End IfEnd Sub 

findit is another function I found on the internet:

Function findit(v As Variant, r As Range) As String    findit = ""    For Each rr In r    If rr.Value = v Then    findit = rr.Address    Exit Function    End If    NextEnd Function 

Everything works, except it just wont change the cell color. I have tried loads of different ways,

If I put a msgbox in the If section it shows up so everything is working, besides the color.

EDIT: im using this with data validation list if that makes a difference.

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May 10, 2007

I looked around at some date functions and could not find one to work.

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If date = 05-10-2007 then
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Feb 24, 2014

My current problem is that I need to search two tabs of data and use the results to modify the contents of one cell in the first tab.

I'll try to be as clear as possible:

tab1 has relevant cells "a" and "b", same row

tab2 has 3 relevant cells "c", "d", and "e", all on the same row

All cells are text values - some digits, but should be treated as a regular String.

The search needs to look at cells "a" and "b", find their match in "c" and "d", then replace the original value of "b" with the value in "e" after a match has been found.

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Once this is solved, i will need to make the entire row change color.

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what I want can be done in the 'Conditional Formatting' but I can't seem to figure it out.

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so for example, A1 = 1/1/2008 I need that row highlighted when 1/1/2008 comes around, then the next date would be A2 = 1/15/2008 and so on..

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I was copying cells from one spreadsheet to another using the following IF statement. It basically says that if the cell in this spreadsheet is blank, then put nothing in there. If it is not blank, put in data from another spreadsheet. The problem is that when it copied the information over, it was in a completely different color than the original cell. So, for example, if I put the following formula in the new spreadsheet, it will copy the cell information from the listed spreadsheet in this formula and place it in the appropriate cell, but it is changing the data from its original color to green.

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Apr 3, 2008

I have 2 tables, 1 beneath the other - table 1 columns represent date ranges and their values. Columns and their data are alternating color coding. Table 2 references, by means of array formula, this data - IS it possible to include the font color as a result?

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I set up a range of cells to show a form when they are double clicked. This form gives the user the choice to pick a color and text from a list. When the user clicks "OK" the form closes and changes the cell based on the user's input (i.e. Red, "N/A"). I want only the double cliked cell to change color and text.

Problem: My code runs fine, but I cannot find a way to let the form change the text of the cell. Only the color is changing. I have tried calling the cell out in the code, but I get an error. I cannot find a way to change the text in the cell.

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I'm sure that its something simple, but I've spent long enough on my own trying to figure it out and nothing seems to work.

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I am working on a workbook with 200+ sheets and an index linking to each of the sheets. On the sheets there is a cell containing the results of calculations and I need the cell referencing the sheet in the index to change background colors depending if the calculations value is greater or less than 0. I currently have working code that also changes the tab color of each sheet depending on the value, but i am trying to add the index cell background change functionality into that. also, the index listings is subject to change. my working code is


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
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and the code i am trying to get working is


Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim rngX As Range
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' the C2 is the reference the title that would be on the index
If Range("d40").Value < 0 Then


I keep getting the runtime error '1004: application-defined error or object-defined error the thing is, i ran the cell background changing code in a normal macro before integrating it in my other worksheet code first and it worked fine. I have a little code experience, though not much in vba and I am unsure what the issue is. if there is another better way to accomplish what I'm tring to do, that would also be fine.

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I have had no luck with conditional formatting (and I also believe that it is good up to 3 cases only). I am decent in logic/programming language but have little knowledge with macro notation and especially how to run them in excel 2013. I do know how to start it alt+F11 and that I need to make sure that code is written under the specific sheet where my tag is located.

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