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Hi,

I want to colour format a range of cells. The critiae for color coding the
cells depends upon a name , ie if a string of text in a cell refers to a
name, colour format the cell for example green. Conditional formatting doesnt
seem to work as the condition is too complex, i think. ie example below if a
string of text in a cell contains either of the names andrea, robert or john
, color the cell green , if a cell contains either of the names bob or jack
color format the cell blue.
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Default word match in string text in cell, color format cell

Select the range, say A1 to A50, with A1 the cell in focus (colored white).

Then,
<Format <Conditional Format
Change "Cell Value Is" to "Formula Is", and enter this:

=OR(A1="andrea",A1="robert",A1="john")

Click on <Format, and choose your color,
Then <OK,
Then click on <Add to enter your second condition.

Change "Cell Value Is" to "Formula Is", and enter this:

=OR(A1="bob",A1="jack")

Click on <Format, and choose your second color,
Then <OK <OK
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Hi,

I want to colour format a range of cells. The critiae for color coding the
cells depends upon a name , ie if a string of text in a cell refers to a
name, colour format the cell for example green. Conditional formatting
doesnt
seem to work as the condition is too complex, i think. ie example below if a
string of text in a cell contains either of the names andrea, robert or john
, color the cell green , if a cell contains either of the names bob or jack
color format the cell blue.


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