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Posted on 2016-08-09
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In a spread sheet I would like conditional formatting for the following.

In a row....all boxes are blank right now
If something gets inputted into the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th box, (B, C, D, E) i want the first box (A) to show todays date and be highlighted in red.

Can anyone assist me in doing this

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Conditional formatting cannot add contents to the cell but it can adjust the formatting.

it would be possible to have a formula in column A that was blank until cells B, C, D or E are populated but that would recalculate each time the sheet recalculates, a date would therefore update on the following days.

Formula:

=IF(COUNT(B2:E2)>0,TODAY(),"")

To have the date entered as a result of entering in other columns would require VBA.

Alternatively, there is a very quick keyboard shortcut for entering the current date, press "Ctrl + ;" and Enter.

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