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Excel 2007 strips out 2010 conditional Formatting?

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I have a file in excel 2010 with a lot of conditional formatting but when I send this to a colleague who only has 2007 he does not see any of the conditional formatting. Is anyone aware of this happening and is there a fix? I have searched for the last hour and cant see anything on this.
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by:Rory Archibald
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What kind of CF is it?
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Hi rorya, I attach an image as I did not know there were different types sorry. Screen Shot of Conditional Formatting Window
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Ah - that explains it. 2010 allows you to refer directly to another worksheet in the CF formula, but prior versions do not. You have to use named ranges to bypass that limitation.
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a bit more work for me then but at least I now know! many thanks for your help thias has saved me a lot of head scratching!!
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Glad to help. FYI, it's the same story with data validation.
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