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I have a worksheet where column B has an if function for when a date reaches within six months the word "ALERT" appears.  I need a pop-up window to say something like "new alert" when a cell in column B changes to "ALERT."  I would really appreciate it if you could tell me exactly how to do this step by step.
I think it is something like this, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I might even be putting it in the wrong place.

Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
If Range("B2") = "ALERT" Then MsgBox "New Alert"
End Sub

Please Help.

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Savannah,

right click on the sheet tab where you want this functionality.  Select view code.

Paste in code like this


Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
If Application.CountIf(Me.Columns(2), "ALERT") > 0 Then
  MsgBox "New Alert"
End If
End Sub

then go back to excel


Now your message is New Alert, but this will be displayed every time the worksheet calculates and there is the word Alert found in column B.  

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy  
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