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Hi,

I have an excel sheet with following pattern:

     A          B        C       D         E
1 Title     Title   Title  Title   Title
2 AAA       zxc    ad    ed       dfg
3 AAA      ewr    fgh   vbn    qwe
4 AAA
5 BBB    sdf    cvb     ttw      uyi
6 BBB
7 CCC
8 CCC

I would like to color the rows which have same values and differentiate between the values colors, 2 colors are enough.

All AAA - rows will be colored light green
All BBB - rows will be colored light blue
All CCC - rows will be colored light green again, etc`.

Excel 2010

Thank you!

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Question by:iNc0g
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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I have atached a sample for the "AAA" in GREEN.

AAA.tiff

More information is at:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/45670/how-to-highlight-a-row-in-excel-using-conditional-formatting/

Thanks
JC
Test-for-AAA.xlsx
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by:iNc0g
ID: 39968935
Sorry, this is not what I am looking for.

The column in A contains repeating names:

John
John
John
Mike
Mike
Mike
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.
.
.
.

I need to differentiate between the names so it'll be easier to see when a group of names ends.  there are a lot of names so it's not possible for me to set values for each and every one of them.
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John-Charles-Herzberg earned 1800 total points
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OK I think this might be of help.

Excel - Shading entire row based on change of value

"What you can do is create a new column over on the right side of your spreadsheet that you'll use to compute a value you can base your shading on."

Ans #4

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4146822/excel-shading-entire-row-based-on-change-of-value

THanks
JC
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