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Excel 97 Conditional Formatting

Excel 97 Conditional Formatting

Excel 97 Conditional Formatting

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I'm trying to format a row based on the value of a cell in one column. I have a column called "Reason" and I want rows to have a different format if the Reason column contains a particular value, such as "days". I've tried the conditional formula: =reason="days" but this doesn't work.
Any ideas?

RE: Excel 97 Conditional Formatting

Conditional formatting is only good for the contents of the cell(s) selected, not another cell. You may need to do an If statement that formats your cell or use code.

RE: Excel 97 Conditional Formatting

(OP)
I understand what you're saying, but I'd like to get it to look at the contents of a specific column within each row. In other words, something like:

if column c of this row contains the value "days", make this cell's fill a different color.

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