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Conditional formula - highlight cells not containing formulas

Posted on 2014-02-27
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Define Name:
 "CellHasFormula"

formula in the "Refers to" box
 =GET.CELL(48,INDIRECT("rc",FALSE))

apply the conditional formatting - formula:
=CellHasFormula  


The above method provides the means to set a conditional formatting to cells that contain formulas only.  I am looking to do the opposite...for a specific set of cells I want to highlight them if they contain anything but a formula.  This way the user will see right away if he overwrote the formula cell by accident.  Is there away to modify the above method to do this, or is there a completely different approach to this?
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zorvek (Kevin Jones) earned 500 total points
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Use:

=NOT(GET.CELL(48,INDIRECT("rc",FALSE)))

Kevin
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by:IO_Dork
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excellent!! thank you.  I did not realize it could be that easy.
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