Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have multiple sheets on one document. One sheet 1 there are about 390 individuals by name. On each subsequent sheet, they are grouped in different categories. Is there a way that if I fill one with color on sheet 1, it will autofill them on the other sheets?
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Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:38
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User 22/08/2018 - 04:38
Thank you
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:39
If I got your problem right, you have the same names on different sheets
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:39
and you wonder whether it is possible to change their colours at once, right?
User 22/08/2018 - 04:39
Correct. And I am hoping that if I fill a cell on sheet one for a person, it will autofill the same name in a different sheet
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:40
So if I make A1 green on this sheet, you want Person1 to be green on sheet2 as well, right?
User 22/08/2018 - 04:40
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:42
Well, there is no direct way to achieve this
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:42
But I can try to suggest a work around
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:42
Do you want to highlight your cells with different colours?
User 22/08/2018 - 04:43
No, basically I am one by one over time filling cells Red to indicate "Not Available." So I was hoping I could just do it in Sheet 1 and it would fill the individual as red in the subsequent sheets so I don't have to scroll through and find them
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:44
how about using replacement for that purpose?
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:44
For example you could replace Person 1 With Person 1 (N/A)
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:45
and on all your sheets you can create a conditional formatting rule, which will make red names with (N/A)
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:45
So for example you have name Peter, and he is NA
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:45
You type ctrl + F, replace Peter with Peter (N/A) on all sheets
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:46
And on all sheets these cells will be red
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:46
What do you think?
Excelchat Expert 22/08/2018 - 04:46
To my mind, this is the best solution for this case

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