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Conditional Formatting question - Text Color - copy/paste

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I have a conditional formatting rule for duplicate values:
=$D$7,$C$2:$C$53
D7 is looking for a duplicate from C2-C53 (one instance)
If duplicate exists D7 text turns red.

The problem: When I copy this cell and paste elsewhere the text color (red) does not follow. And yes, I have tried numerous options in paste special.

I have the same rule from D2 through D53.

Thank you in advance
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Glenn Ray earned 500 total points
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First, this is not a formula and cannot be used to find a match:
=$D$7,$C$2:$C$53

I presume that, instead, the conditional formatting formula for cell D7 is more like:
=MATCH($D$7,$C$2:$C$53,0)
or perhaps
=COUNTIF($C$2:$C$53,$D$7)

In any case, if you remove the absolute referencing around $D$7 in whatever formula does exist (i.e., remove the dollar signs so it just says "D7"), you should be able to then copy this formula up/down column D as needed.

Regards,
-Glenn
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Thank you for the solutions
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