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Help with conditional formatting

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I have a column on an excel spreadsheet that will contain compass degree values 000 to 360.  If the value entered is 000 to 045 I want to add 360. Can you help me set the conditional formula/formatting that will do that automatically for those column cells?  Thanks Mark

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That cannot be done using conditional formatting. If you want to update the value in the cell itself, it requires VBA.

Let's say you want to apply this to C2:C100.

Right-click the sheet tab.

Select 'View Code' from the context menu.

Copy the following code into the worksheet module:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim rng As Range
    If Not Intersect(Range("C2:C100"), Target) Is Nothing Then
        Application.ScreenUpdating = False
        Application.EnableEvents = False
        For Each rng In Intersect(Range("C2:C100"), Target)
            If rng.Value <> "" Then
                If IsNumeric(rng.Value) Then
                    If rng.Value >= 0 And rng.Value <= 45 Then
                        rng.Value = rng.Value + 360
                    End If
                End If
            End If
        Next rng
        Application.EnableEvents = True
        Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End If
End Sub

Switch back to Excel.

Save the workbook as a macro-enabled workbook (*.xlsm).

Make sure that you allow macros when you open it.


Please note that Undo will not work for cells in the specified range.

Thank You!