Remove blank cell from conditional formatting

doca023 Posts 1 Registration date Friday May 29, 2009 Status Member Last seen May 30, 2009 - May 30, 2009 at 02:21 PM
 chandru - Sep 11, 2009 at 07:15 AM
Please let me know how can I remove conditional formatting from blank cells? I set a formula (ex: smaller than other row) to determine which cell will be formated, of course blank cell will be formated also, and I want to avoid that. Thanks!

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mubashir aziz Posts 190 Registration date Sunday April 12, 2009 Status Member Last seen February 16, 2010 160
Jun 1, 2009 at 01:57 AM
Lets you are implying conditional formatting on Cell A2 and comparing it with A1. the condition you are applying is that if A2 < A1 then highlight the cell.

Now go in Conditional Formatting and add Condition 1 by using Forumula = ISBLANK(A2) now don't hight light the background
Now apply Condition 2 as Formula = =A2<A1 now change the pattern ........

Result : If your cell A2 is blank your 1st condition will be true and nothing will be happened with Cell. if you put something in Cell A2 and that is less then A1 then background/pattern will change the cell format ....

if any confusion, get back to me .....