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Hi Tom

I wish to conditionally format a cell according to the following criteria:

If the actual cell "K5" is less than 2 and cell "A1" is either "Aut 1", "Aut 2" or "Spr 1" then apply format.

I have tried and failed.  Could you help me with this please?

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell
=AND($K$5<2,OR($A$1="Aut 1",$A$1="Aut 2",$A$1="Spr 1"))

should do what you describe.  Since it will resolve to a true or false value, you don't need any IF statement or anything like that.

You can test it by putting it in a cell before you put it in the conditional formatting.

Tom Ogilvy

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Tom Ogilvy


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