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Hi Tom

I wish to conditionally format a cell if it only contains the letter "N".  I am not having any success.  I have tried the following formula:


Could you explain what I have done wrong?

Thanks in advance



It is hard to say much if you just say it doesn't work.  If the cell had a SPACE and N then it wouldn't work but then the cell doesn't contain just N.   Anyway, try


if you still can't get it to work, send the troublesome workbook to and I will take a look. Make sure you explain what cell to look at.

Tom Ogilvy  
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