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[Solved] [Calc] Conditional formatting - based on cell's empty/filled status [closed]

asked 2018-05-02 20:01:52 +0100

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updated 2018-05-02 20:43:51 +0100

Hi, I am trying to figure out how to auto-format a cell based on whether or not another cell is filled or empty, and have not been able to find anything in the Conditional Formatting dialog box (LibO See images below.

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Fig. 1. The cells in question.

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Fig. 2. Drop down menu for "Conditional Formatting" > "Condition".

Specifically, I want the text displayed in column C to read "Yes" IF its neighbor in column D has a date entered (that is, the cell is filled, as opposed to empty), and "No" IF its neighbor is empty.

I appreciate the help.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by erAck
close date 2018-05-04 18:26:57.416634


You should also understand that CF for one cell based on conditions concerning (referencing) different cells requires to select the 'Formula is' mode.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2018-05-03 10:37:06 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-05-02 20:23:39 +0100

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Wrong tool. Conditional formatting is for, well, cell formatting, not content. Use a formula instead, i.e. in C2 enter =IF(ISBLANK(D2);"No";"Yes") then pull down that formula to the desired end row. Or copy the cell, select the target range, and paste.

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That solved it. Thanks!

bengineer gravatar imagebengineer ( 2018-05-02 20:44:12 +0100 )edit

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