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I have a conditional format set up that if D5=TRUE to highlight cells B18:D20 yellow.  Now I want to be able to have those cell to NOT be highlighted when text is entered into them.  So basically, IF D5=True, turn cells yellow, then if data is entered, turn off highlight.  Is this possible as a conditional format, or do I need to utilize another method?

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Hello @kdwork,

 

Something like this should work:

In cell B18, create the conditional formula:

=B18<>""

Format this to no highlight, applies to =$B$18:$D$20, check the box under "Stop If True"

 

In cell B18, create the conditional formula:

=$D$5=TRUE

Format this to highlight yellow, applies to =$B$18:$D$20, do not check the box under "Stop If True"

 

Finally, make sure the format with no highlight is above the format with highlight yellow.

 

Hope this helps!
PReagan

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Awsome!  Thank you.

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My pleasure!
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