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Hi Tom,

Sorry, one more question! Do you know if it is possible to write a conditional formatting formula that uses as a criterion whether a cell is shaded or not?

I do not want to introduce VBA to this worksheet.

I want to write a conditional formula that says "if this other cell (in the same row) is shaded, and the number inthe cell is greater than or equal to another number (cell reference on a different worksheet in the book), then turn the cell in question a specific color.

I've got everything figured out except the "shaded cell" criteria. I am kind of doubtful that it exists, but I hope it does! (If it doesn't, it should - without VBA, of course!)

Thank you!!!!

Michele Debrey

PS I submitted a longer/harder question earlier tonight...

Michele Debrey,

there is no formula that reads the color of a cell. If the cell is colored based on a condition, perhaps that condition can be examined with your formula. As an example, say a row where the person is less than 10 is colored yellow. then the formula could test the age and not the color.

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Regards,

Tom Ogilvy

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Comment | Thank you, Tom! In my case, the cell color is not based on a condition; it was manually done (because a formula/condition wasn't possible). So I am out of luck. The limits of Excel. But I greatly appreciate your response and confirmation! Now I can move on. Thank you! Michele |

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