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# Excel/Identifying formulas

Question
Bob,

I'm using Excel 2003 with XP3.

In a certain area of my workbook, I'd like to be able to quickly identify cells containing a formula (vs. an input value).  Is there a way to write a conditional formatting formula to do that?

Joe

You need some VBA.
In a module, write this:
Function HasFml(rg As Range) As Boolean
HasFml = rg.HasFormula
End Function

Then select all the cells you want this to apply the CF to, and assuming the ACTIVE cell is H10, this is the conditional formatting formula:
=HasFml(H10)

HTH
Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Your solution worked perfectly, as usual. Thanks for your help. I greatly appreciate it! Joe

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