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Hi Tom

I wish a cell to be formatted according to a particular condition.
if cell Y3 is less than zero then condition.

I wrote:

=y3=<0

This produced a formula error message.

Could you explain where I have gone wrong?

Thanks in advance

Chris

Answer
Christopher Mitchell,

You have the symbol in he wrong order

=y3=<0

it should be

=Y3<=0

a good trick when you have this type of problem is to enter the formula in a cell and Excel will usually suggest a solution although it won't always capture your intent correctly but it should show the syntax problem.


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Tom Ogilvy  
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