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How to mark a cell in calc if it contains a defined string? [closed]

asked 2018-02-01 16:52:30 +0100

inJesus gravatar image

If a cell in column A contains "FP" (case sensitive) it shall become blue font color (or otherwise highlighted). How to do this?

My goal is to easily see cells containing a special string (as part of the content) when scrolling.

(If this is not possible without a macro, I would be also interested how to fill out a correspondent cell with a string. Or any other workaround to fullfill the goal.)

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answered 2018-02-01 20:37:47 +0100

Jim K gravatar image

Select column A by clicking on the column header, and go to Format -> Conditional Formatting -> Condition.

  • Formula is FIND("FP";A1;1)
  • Apply Style Good

Then press OK.

conditional formatting

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Thank you so much. I praise God, this is helping in accounting for mercy projects. Blessings, Klaus

inJesus gravatar imageinJesus ( 2018-02-02 07:22:35 +0100 )edit

What if I want to put a numeric value in an adjacent cell instead of applying a style?

kete gravatar imagekete ( 2020-10-04 17:08:09 +0100 )edit

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