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For some reason i'm having a mind blank about how to extend conditional formatting rules further down the sheet. I have all the rules I need applied to the top cell, but now I need all the cells in column c to have the same rule, but corresponding to column b cells without retyping the rules for each individual cell.
For example, cell C2 should turn red if < than cell B2. I now need cells C3 thru C38 to turn red if < than cells B3 thru B38.
Not sure if that makes sense!

Solved by I. J. in 60 mins

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Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:40

Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel.

User
14/08/2018 - 02:40

thanks! not sure if my question makes sense. Let me know if you need anything clarified

User
14/08/2018 - 02:41

it's been a while since i used excel this way so I need to brush up a little

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:41

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:41

Do you have sample data?

User
14/08/2018 - 02:42

yes. can i copy and paste into this worksheet

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:43

Just upload it...

User
14/08/2018 - 02:44

how? google drive? sorry

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:45

Just use the upload button to the right-end of the chat input box.

User
14/08/2018 - 02:45

this work

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Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:46

Going through it...

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:48

I see the rules are applied to the range:

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:48

=$C$2:$C$38

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:49

Are you there?

User
14/08/2018 - 02:49

yes. that's correct

User
14/08/2018 - 02:50

i need to change the rule to apply to B2 thru B38

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:50

very good.

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:50

Are you using the online sheets or Desktop application?

User
14/08/2018 - 02:50

desktop

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:51

Okay. We will have to make this automatic.

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 02:51

Let me formulate a formula for you.

User
14/08/2018 - 02:51

thank you.. appreciate it

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:01

Almost done.

User
14/08/2018 - 03:01

ok thank you

User
14/08/2018 - 03:19

hello sir I have to get on a conference call shortly.. would you be able to email me the formula when complete? so sorry for the inconvenience

User
14/08/2018 - 03:21

my email is brittanywarrilow@gmail.com

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:24

Hello, are you there?

User
14/08/2018 - 03:24

yes

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:24

Conditional Formatting:

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Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:24

I have applied the conditional formatting for you.

User
14/08/2018 - 03:24

perfect thank you so much

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:25

It was my pleasure helping you solve this problem. Any time you have a problem with Excel do not hesitate to come back for help.

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:25

You can always end and rate the chat at any time for better services. Hope to see you again!

User
14/08/2018 - 03:25

thank you again!

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:26

Welcome!

Excelchat Expert
14/08/2018 - 03:38

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14/08/2018 - 03:39

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