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Conditional Formatting of text in excel

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I have setup a formula:

 =IF(Codes!Q1>0, VALUE(Codes!Q1) & " Errors found", "No Error")

I want to highlight the true part [VALUE(Codes!Q1) & " Errors found"] as red and [No Error] as green once the condition is evaluated. Is that possible?.
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by:Rory Archibald
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Yes you can use conditional formatting to change the colour based on the cell value. Which version of excel is it?
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Excel 2007.
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by:Sandesh555
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If you have access to you tube... check this out.. this might help you to learn conditional formatting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIWFJR6y4ic
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by:nainil
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@Sandesh555:
I know how to use conditional formatting.  However, I am unable to achieve the formatting for text. It is primarily working correctly for numbers only.
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Home tab- Conditional formatting, highlight cells rules, Equal To..., enter "No error" without quotes, then click the dropdown, choose Custom Format and choose the formatting you want, then OK out of the dialogs.
Now simply set the default formatting for the cell to Red font so that all other values show as Red.
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by:nainil
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I knew i was missing a small step.
Appreciate your help.
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