Conditional formatting based on another cell?

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JTTaylor92 Posts 1 Registration date Thursday January 19, 2017 Status Member Last seen January 19, 2017 - Jan 19, 2017 at 08:42 PM
TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 - Jan 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Hi everyone! I'm trying to finish my financial sheet to work out where I am for this year. I need it so that when I type in the word "yes", It shows the cell to the left as yellow. I've tried so many formulas and so many help pages without luck! Please help me?..
Im on Mac Excel 2011.

Thank you in advance!

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TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 552
Jan 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM
Hi JTTaylor92,

Select D3.
Open conditional formatting and choose to use formula.
=$E3="Yes" apply format.
Used range:=$D$3:$D$14

Here is a pic for clearification:


Not sure though, if this is any different for using a mac.

Best regards,
Trowa