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override conditional formatting color

Posted on 2015-02-20
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Hi

I have inhertied a workbook with conditional formatting and i would like to override some of the colours that the conditional formatting sets. After investigation it appears that the conditional formatting takes precidence and i cannot override it.

Does anyone know how i can?

Thanks
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Question by:Richiep86
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by:Phillip Burton
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Refine the conditional formatting formulas.

For example, if the formula is

=d5<10

and you wanted column F to have an "X" to override it, then change the formula to:

=AND(d5<10,F5<>"X")
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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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Correct, Conditional Formatting takes precedence, so you will have either apply rules to NOT apply formatting, or insert exclude conditions in the existing conditions. In above example you could put a first rule for F5 <> "X" and no formatting, with stop, at top.
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by:Richiep86
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This helped me achieve what i was looking for,

Many thanks,
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by:Qlemo
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If it did, why a "B" grade? There was nothing more to say.
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