conditional format from row to row

Hi, I am using Excel 2003 and would like a conditional format to work with a 
named range, is that possible?  I have a named Range called City in column b. 
When the city changes I would like for the entire row to change to a specific 
color I designate. I have used this formula =$b16<>$b15 and this works until 
I filter the data. Please if anyone has done this or something close I would 
like to see your formula.

John1063 (943)
8/13/2009 8:10:02 PM
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For a "2 color" group of rows will be the color you select. The 
next group of rows will not be colored in effect giving you a 2 color band.

Let's assume the range you want to format is A2:B16. You want to color band 
the range when there is a change in column B.

A1:B1 are the column headers.

Select the range A2:B16
Goto the menu Format>Conditional Formatting
Select the Formula Is option
Enter this formula in the box on the right


Click the Format button
Select the desired fill color
OK out

This will be slow to calculate on large amounts of data.

Sample file available on request

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"John" <> wrote in message
> Hi, I am using Excel 2003 and would like a conditional format to work with 
> a
> named range, is that possible?  I have a named Range called City in column 
> b.
> When the city changes I would like for the entire row to change to a 
> specific
> color I designate. I have used this formula =$b16<>$b15 and this works 
> until
> I filter the data. Please if anyone has done this or something close I 
> would
> like to see your formula.
> Thanks,
> John 

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8/14/2009 3:52:28 AM

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