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Old October 29th 04, 07:39 AM
John
 
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I have 7 words in a Drop down list which can be chosen for each day of the
Year (a row for each day). I wish to have separate formatting for each of
these 7 words. Conditional formatting works great and is exactly what I
require, however I am limited only 3 different formats. Is there any way
around this?

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Old October 29th 04, 08:00 AM
Frank Kabel
 
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Hi
only using VBA (an event handling procedure) but no easy workaround

"John" wrote:

I have 7 words in a Drop down list which can be chosen for each day of the
Year (a row for each day). I wish to have separate formatting for each of
these 7 words. Conditional formatting works great and is exactly what I
require, however I am limited only 3 different formats. Is there any way
around this?

Thanks



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Old October 29th 04, 08:10 AM
Myrna Larson
 
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In this case, you would have to write a VBA macro that checks the values and
applies the correct format.

Typically, you would use an event macro like Worksheet_Change. But in trying
to help another user earlier this evening, I learned that the change event
isn't triggered when your user selects something from a drop-down (either
Data/Validation or a "regular" dropdown). And a Calculate macro didn't fire
when I used a formula that referred to the cell linked to the drop-down.



On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 07:39:15 +0100, "John" wrote:

I have 7 words in a Drop down list which can be chosen for each day of the
Year (a row for each day). I wish to have separate formatting for each of
these 7 words. Conditional formatting works great and is exactly what I
require, however I am limited only 3 different formats. Is there any way
around this?

Thanks




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