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How to conditionally format a color to all empty cells

asked 2019-09-15 07:31:17 +0200

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How do I set conditionally formatting to set a background color for all empty cells? I found the ISBLANK formula but I don't know how to set it up

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answered 2019-09-15 08:41:08 +0200

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updated 2019-09-15 09:14:08 +0200

Calc has a built-in Conditional Formatting feature. Mark the desired area. From the menu, choose Format>Conditional Formatting>Condition .... Empty cells are determined with <""> (without the tip bracket).

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With "Apply template" you can create a new template. You can e.g. set the color and the border.

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With me Windows 10 Home; Version 1903; 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: 6.3.1.2 (x64).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-09-15 08:41:57 +0200 )edit

Thanks! That worked! Any way to keep the grid?

Andreasd gravatar imageAndreasd ( 2019-09-15 08:46:04 +0200 )edit

See my edited answer.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-09-15 09:14:33 +0200 )edit

This doesn't work when moving something. The cell I move from get stuck on white and does not change to gray even if it's empty

Andreasd gravatar imageAndreasd ( 2019-09-20 11:31:06 +0200 )edit
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