Highlight background in column A based on contents in column C

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Use the formula, rather than the cell value as the condition
Example:  Put the following conditional formatting formula for cell A1

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Then set the interior cell color and click OK
Hi frugalmule,

Nice video.  A picture's with a thousand words.

Change the "Text Contains" to "Custom formula is", which should be at the bottom of the dropdown list.  If it is not at the bottom of the dropdown list, create a new spreadsheet and check if it's there, coz it's only in reasonably recently created spreadsheets, I think.

1. Select the cells in column A, that you want the formatting to apply to.
2. Go into Format > Conditional Formatting
3. Select "Custom formula is" (instead of "Text Contains")
4. Enter this formula: =C2="Active"
5. Select the colour you want.
6. Click "Save rules"

Let us know how you get on.

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Hi frugalmule,

How did you get on with this?

I'll assume that means: "it worked".
Thanks for the points!

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