Excel 2010: If string text in column L = "specific word" THEN Highlight cell "Orange" on that same row in Column A

Hi Experts,

    Just as the subject states, I'm needing a formula or a condition that I can set on column L in my spreadsheet, so that when it see's the following word "Close", it will automatically highlight on that same row the cell in column A orange.  Hopefully, that makes sense.  Any suggestions are GREATLY APPRECIATED!  Thank you.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
You would apply Conditional Formatting to column A using a Formula Is criteria like:
=$L2="Close"                   change reference to row 2 to be the top left cell in range being formatted
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Select cell A1-->Go to Home-->Conditional Formatting-->New rule-->

Use a formula and give this formula-->=ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Close",L1,1))

Hit Okay.. and then use paint brush to drag it down for your range which you want to apply this and you are good..

Enclosed is the workbook for your reference where i have applied this formula from a1 to a15..

byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Sample file showing Conditional Formatting as described.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
itsmevicAuthor Commented:
Fantastic suggestions guys, thank you!  Both are viable and both work fine!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.