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If truth (a "1")exists on a line in column A, then imbolden (or color, or underline) the text string on the same line in column B, and place the resultant styled string on the same line in column C.

If truth does not exist, bring the original unstyled string across from column B to C.

I have Excel 2003. Possible?

Tom Jacobs

click on the "B" column header to select the entire column B. From Excel Menu, choose Home, Conditional Formatting, Use a formula to determine which cells to format, Format cells where this value is true: =A1, Format, Fill, [yellow], OK, OK.

Type any text into a cell in col B. Type a 1 (or True) into the col A cell immediately to its left. The text cell will get yellow shading. Change the 1 to a 0, and the yellow shading will disappear.  
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