Conditional Formatting Excel 2003

Need for conditional formatting to be TRUE if a cell is equal to any
of several cells.

Trying to use conditional formatting formula in cell A20: =IF(G20=J$8:J
$12,TRUE,FALSE) so as to have the condition (color condition for A20)
to be true.  G20 contains the letter "E," and J8 through J12 contain
C-, D+, D, D- and E.  This does not work

The condition works fine for single cell comparatives as follows: =IF
(G20=J$12,TRUE,FALSE), where J12 contains an "E" and G20 likewise
contains an E.

I tried naming the range of cells containing the letters (LowRatings)
and used the following formulas: =IF(G20=LowRatings,TRUE,FALSE) or =IF
(G20="LowRatings",TRUE,FALSE) - but these did not work either.

The reason I can't use single letter conditions is that Excel 2003
allows only 3 conditions, and the number of letters I have are 5.

In essence, I am trying to get around the Excel conditional formatting
limitation of only 3 conditions - and I do not want to use any VBS or
macro alternatives.

Am open to possible other alternatives.
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You could use:
=countif(j$8:j$12,g20)>0

(You don't even need the >0 characters.  But I like them.  I think that they
help document the expression.)

jef wrote:
> 
> Need for conditional formatting to be TRUE if a cell is equal to any
> of several cells.
> 
> Trying to use conditional formatting formula in cell A20: =IF(G20=J$8:J
> $12,TRUE,FALSE) so as to have the condition (color condition for A20)
> to be true.  G20 contains the letter "E," and J8 through J12 contain
> C-, D+, D, D- and E.  This does not work
> 
> The condition works fine for single cell comparatives as follows: =IF
> (G20=J$12,TRUE,FALSE), where J12 contains an "E" and G20 likewise
> contains an E.
> 
> I tried naming the range of cells containing the letters (LowRatings)
> and used the following formulas: =IF(G20=LowRatings,TRUE,FALSE) or =IF
> (G20="LowRatings",TRUE,FALSE) - but these did not work either.
> 
> The reason I can't use single letter conditions is that Excel 2003
> allows only 3 conditions, and the number of letters I have are 5.
> 
> In essence, I am trying to get around the Excel conditional formatting
> limitation of only 3 conditions - and I do not want to use any VBS or
> macro alternatives.
> 
> Am open to possible other alternatives.

-- 

Dave Peterson
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