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Color Changing Combo Box Excel 2003

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In Excel 2003 I would like to create a combo box / list box that a user can choose a response of Yes / No from, and when the response is NO I want the box to be red, and when the answer is yes I want it to be green.  I would like this to be in the column 1 from Row 2 to Row 2- 99.
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Rory Archibald earned 50 total points
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Select A2:A99
Choose Data-Validation from the menu, select 'List' from the Allow box and type:
Yes, No
in the Source box and press OK.
Then select Format-Conditional Formatting from the menu. Choose 'Cell Value Is', 'Equal to' and type No in the box, click the Format button and choose Red from the Pattern tab. Click OK once. Now click Add>> choose the same options but put Yes in the box instead of No, click the Format button and choose green on the pattern tab. Click OK twice to return to Excel.
HTH
Rory
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by:GaDZooKs2004
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Thanks Brother!  You Truly Are A Genius.....Or so I have been told.


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Yep - got the T-shirt to prove it! :)
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by:GaDZooKs2004
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Well then how do you make it so when you type the letter Y or N that it displays the drop combo answer?

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by:Rory Archibald
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It's *FAR* more trouble than it's worth to implement that, believe me. You would be better off just having Y/N in the validation list choices. Alternatively, once you start filling in the data, Excel's Autofill feature should kick in and achieve what you want anyway.
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Rory
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Thanks again!  I can do without the *FAR* more trouble, I really do try to do things by the KISS method.

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