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Conditional Formatting - one cell value, format whole row

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Hi,

I have a spreadsheet whereby I want the whole row to be one colour based on the value of a cell within that row. I have tried using a conditional formatting formula such as:

="IF($A1=""Yes"",TRUE)

But it doesn't work, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks.
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Question by:inforr
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Try this:

Select the row, then click Format --> Conditional Formatting.  Select Formula Is and enter this:
=$A$1="Yes"

Then click Format to format to the color you want and click ok.
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by:inforr
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Bingo! Thank you - knew it was simple!!
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by:barry houdini
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If you want to copy the conditional formating to other rows so that the formatting depends on the column A value in that particular row then you should only retain the first $, i.e. use

=$A1="Yes"

Otherwise every row will be formatted according to A1

regards, barry

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No need to delete this question, just click Accept on the solution you want to accept.
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