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I have set cell D2 to have the font change color if it is "not equal to" cell J2.  I would like to continue that formatting in D3/J3, D4/J4 etc.

Is there a way that I can copy the formatting or in any way make it easier to perform this task with out having to format each cell individually?


Hello Randy,


Once you have completed the formula and are happy with the result, use the autofill function (or copy and paste the formula) to complete the list

Sincerely hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Mary Lindsey
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Mary A. Lindsey


I can answer Microsoft Excel 2000-2007 questions regarding formatting, styles, shortcut keys, templates, forms, etc, but will not answer any macro questions.


I have over 15 years experience working in corporate America as legal and financial document support specialist. I have designed a template that converts html and Excel files to inserts these numerical data into Word documents so that there will be no document corruption because of file size and graphics that comes as part of HTML and Excel.


I am a Microsoft Office Master Instructor (MOS), Certiport Administrator and Proctor (97-2003)

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