Conditional formatting excel


Can someone please advise the easiest way to colour rows which have a specific name in a column in excel. I have tried using conditional formatting but it only colours the cells not the full rows.
Gwynneth TaylorAsked:
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ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Assuming your text is in G Col and you want to highlight from A to M. Try below:

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Change the text Gwen with the text you want for conditional formatting.
Apply range from A1:M20 or whatever range you may have
Check below image:
Conditional Formatting

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Ryan ChongSoftware Team LeadCommented:
I have tried using conditional formatting but it only colours the cells not the full rows.
just use the Format Painter and paint it across the whole rows

or you could simply use

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1 is for the first row applied to
and apply to the whole row
for example =$1:$25

Gwynneth TaylorAuthor Commented:
Excellent thank you. Worked first time.
ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You're Welcome Gwynneth! Glad I was able to help.
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