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Excel 2 worksheet to compare.

Posted on 2011-02-25
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Good morning,

 I need help comparing the 2 worksheet. I would like only to highlight the differences, how I can do? this is the excel sheet.

Thanks in advance,


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Hello,

in Excel 2010 you could select all cells in the first sheet, then add a conditional format with a formula

=A1<>PMICHLAUWEB57!A1

select a format and hit OK. The result would look like this

compare
In earlier versions of Excel, you cannot refer to other sheets in a conditional formatting formula, though.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Gonzalo Becerra
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Is for excel 2007. it's the same?
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How can I compare this two sheets in excel 2003?
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by:Gonzalo Becerra
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How can I compare this two worksheets in excel 2003 please?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Hello,

In Excel 2003, you can do this:

- Select cell A1 in the second sheet (you need to select A1, or it will not work!!!)
- click Insert > Names > Define
- in the Names box enter the name CompareRange
- in the Refers to box enter

=PMICHLAUWEB57!A1

Note that there are no $ signs in that reference. It is (and must be) a relative reference.

On the first sheet, select A1, then extend your selection to include all your data, click Format > Conditional Formatting > Formula Is and enter the formula

=CompareRange<>A1

Select a format and hit OK.

Now all cells that are not the same as their counterpart on the other sheet will be highlighted.

see attached.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Gonzalo Becerra
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Thanks a lot!!
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