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    Ok, I give in. In the days of XP/Office 2003 I was a bit of a whiz with Excel, but it seems to be a little more complex than it needs to be in the 2016 version.

    In particular, Conditional Formatting...which used to make so much sense....doesn't make any sense or work intuitively any more, so I need a little help please....

    This is what I have:
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    Now there are several of those black cells on the left that should obey those rules, but none of them do. Have tried various other illogical combos.....nup. They are all within the correct rows range of 11 to 39.

    And what does "Stop if True" mean?

    (I will have a follow-up question on how to get another cell in the row to follow the same formatting - from the value in "S", but let's wait on that.....)
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    I think your issue is your conditional formatting is text rather than number, note the quotation marks.

    Stop if true is exactly that, it'll stop if other conditional formatting holds true. I've never had a need to use it, but its commonly used when you want to hide some conditional formatting when another criteria holds true.

    In terms of getting another cell to follow the same use the format painter, which can be found under the home tab, directly below the "home" text, it looks like a paint brush

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    If I leave only one rule for the first cell it still doesn't work. It used to be that it would follow those conditions down the list, and I thought it still did that.
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    Is it because you have a formula as opposed to a cell value?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FenceFurniture View Post
    If I leave only one rule for the first cell it still doesn't work. It used to be that it would follow those conditions down the list, and I thought it still did that.

    Yes still does that, i've tested my original theory and edited my first comment.

    I think its because your conditional formatting is actually looking for ">=90" rather than looking for a number greater than 90 if that makes sense.

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    Change all your conditional formatting using this format and it'll work fine

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    Harrrr....while you were posting I got to the same conclusion:
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    and she works!

    I got to that by adding three "Greater than" rules, and then edited rules and that is what they look like now. I suspect that I'll be able to bumble through that other question myself (to format other cells on condition of another).

    Thanks for your help!
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    no worries... sadly i spend more time in Excel than i do in the shed...

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    I used to too....

    Perhaps another question then please?

    If I have a cell with a value of "1,2,5,6" can you think of a formula that will count how many commas there are in that? Nothing I could find in the list.....

    I could write a Function for it but Excel is very much "use it or lose it"...and I've lost it. (My old Personal.xls seems to have disappeared, and I used to be able to find previous examples of code I had written, and then it all came back to me)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenceFurniture View Post
    I used to too....

    Perhaps another question then please?

    If I have a cell with a value of "1,2,5,6" can you think of a formula that will count how many commas there are in that? Nothing I could find in the list.....

    I could write a Function for it but Excel is very much "use it or lose it"...and I've lost it. (My old Personal.xls seems to have disappeared, and I used to be able to find previous examples of code I had written, and then it all came back to me)
    To count, use a formula to replace the comma with nothing and count it's length (using len).

    The difference between the original length and this is the number of commas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz01 View Post
    To count, use a formula to replace the comma with nothing and count it's length (using len).
    Yes, like the logic Adam, but can't find a formula that does a replace of the commas (maybe I'm having a brain fart)....
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    Hi FF,

    Use "substitute".

    The full formula would be something like =LEN(cell) - LEN(SUBSTITUTE(cell, "," , "")

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    Ahhhh, lovely Adam, thank you. As usual the question box in insert function is not very helpful - "Find and Replace" gets a response of "Please rephrase your question".....when Excel knows very very well what Ctrl F is for.....
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    Glad to help.

    I gave up using excel help a while ago, Microsoft doesn't write it's help guides in clear English. Google is awesome for problems like this.

    That particular one i needed for clearing some payroll data (changing the order of surname firstname) for a project i was helping on.

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