Excel - Conditional formatting

I have a column with dates (eg 10/15/2015) with the next column calculating the weekday (eg. =WEEKDAY(F9,1)); there weekday column is formatted to display a 3 character weekday [DDD].

I want to set Conditional Formatting to make cells with "Sat" and "Sun" to appear red. How do I make the Conditional recognize the resulting displayed text "Sun" and not the formula "=WEEKDAY(F9,1)"

Thank you,
John DarbyPMAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The conditional formatting will always consider the result of the formula, never the formula text. So all you need is to set up is two conditions, one for 1 (Sunday)  and another for 7 (Saturday).

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RayData AnalystCommented:
Qlemo's answer is the most direct route, but for completeness you can use the value in a formula.  To get the displayed value you have to use the Indirect function (such as =INDIRECT("G9")   )
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Rather then the above formula..Use this one...


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This will highlight your sat/sun automatically...

John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Thank you, all!
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