Entering text and format into non connected cells

Hi, I have an excel workbook where I want to be able to enter information into one cell on a spreadsheet, and it will be repeated in another cell on a different spreadsheet.  The spreadsheets are laid out differently.  I already have used ='HDP map - control doc'!M12 to so that text is automatically updated.  However there is a range of cells which I have put blocks of colors into them, to  show which years activity will take place.  In this case when I use the same method, all I get it a zero in that cell.

Is there a way of ensuring that everything will be shown in cell B, including formatting when I type into a cell A?

Thanks
Peter AlflatAsked:
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Rob HensonConnect With a Mentor Finance AnalystCommented:
Linking a formula to a cell will only bring the value from that cell and not the formatting, unless you apply the format manually by copying and pasting.

Alternatively, you could use Conditional Formatting and apply the same rules to the two cells so that when the conditions match, the formats will also match.

As always, a file uploaded would help to see what you are working with.
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Peter AlflatAuthor Commented:
Hi Rob, I just realised you have answered my question, once the conditional formatting is in place, i just use the = (cell reference).  It would just mean entering say 1,2 or 3 into the first cell to 'trigger' red amber and green, and this will be repeated in the second cell.  Thanks for your help.  :-)
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