How to use conditional format based on text?

Leanne99 Posts 1 Registration date Friday November 9, 2012 Status Member Last seen November 9, 2012 - Updated on Jan 13, 2019 at 03:17 PM
 Mooseman - Jan 24, 2018 at 01:39 PM

I want a cell to change color if another cell contains the words "first aid". The text comes down from a drop down list and could read "First Aid" or "sleepover/first aid".

If the cell has "first aid" in it, I want the other cell to change color. I can get it to work if using formula f13=first aid but it won't change color if the cell says sleepover/first aid?

Can anyone help?
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7 replies

Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 at 03:17 PM
Hi Leanne99,

You are following the right steps, instead of "f13=first aid" enters the below mentioned formula:

=ISNUMBER(SEARCH("first aid",F13))=TRUE

For step by step help on this, in your reply, please mention the version of Microsoft Excel you are using (such as Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, etc.)

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Thanks & Regards
Zohaib R
Thx a lot
Hi Pete
How can I make action repeat in another row cells downwards?
The action just works in one column.