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Could you kindly assist me on the below.

1. When i am using conditional formatting to highlight some numbers or words, the blank cells are automatically coming with red. So please how to make the blank cells to be white.

2. One more question regarding excel protection, after protecting excel i could not able to use down/upper arrow. Please tell me how to solve this issue.



I cannot be much help without knowing how you did your conditional formating and how you did your protection.  I suggest that you look back at your criteria for your formating and make sure that your condition does not include blank cells.  And do the same for your protection because you have apparently created protection that does not allow the movement.


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Richard Roberts


Can assist you in most areas of Excel, have been working with it for about 15 years in many types of applications, but primarily in financial and accounting applications. I am a CPA and many client or client problems have necessitated the use of excel. I am not an expert in charting, macros, or pivot tables.


Have been working with Excel for about 20 years primarily in accounting and financial areas.

BA, Certified Public Accountant

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