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Excel Conditional Formatting Based On Multiple Cell Values

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In an Excel spreadsheet, I want to highlight any cell in the sheet that has the same value as any one of six cells in the first row. i.e. cells A1 through F1.

I will change the values in A1 through F1 daily & need to see if any of the 200 or so other sells in the sheet have the same value.

I thought Conditional Formatting could do it but it won't allow me to target the value of more than one cell, i.e. I can format to say if any of these cells are equal to A1, then highlight the cell, but I cannot say if equal to A1 OR B1 etc..

Any takers? :)
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Michael Fowler earned 2000 total points
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The following formula when applied to a range with E4 as the top left corner will format the cell if equal to a value in A1:F1

=COUNTIF($A$1:$F$1, E4)

If have attached an example file for you to look at

Michael
Example.xlsx
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Elegant. Thank you
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