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.
itsmevicAsked:
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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..

Saurabh..
Conditional-Formatting.xlsx
byundtMechanical EngineerCommented:
Sample file showing Conditional Formatting as described.
CFBasedOnDifferentColumnQ28721222.xlsx

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itsmevicAuthor Commented:
Fantastic suggestions guys, thank you!  Both are viable and both work fine!
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