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Old April 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
MaxArk MaxArk is offline
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Default "Conditional Formatting" of Word Table Cell

Excel has a conditional formatting feature that will reformat a cell when a particular condition is met.

Is it possible to reformat a Word table cell when a condition is met, similar to Excel's feature? I have a mail merge field placed in a table cell, for which if it equals NO, the cell becomes shaded, otherwise it is normal.

Jenn
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Old April 5th, 2008, 05:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Jay Freedman
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Default "Conditional Formatting" of Word Table Cell

On Sat, 5 Apr 2008 16:12:52 +0100, MaxArk
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Excel has a conditional formatting feature that will reformat a cell
when a particular condition is met.

Is it possible to reformat a Word table cell when a condition is met,
similar to Excel's feature? I have a mail merge field placed in a table
cell, for which if it equals NO, the cell becomes shaded, otherwise it
is normal.

Jenn


There isn't any _simple_ way like Excel's conditional formatting. There is a
way, using VBA programming. Look at this thread:

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...b6eff92033546a

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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
macropod
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Default "Conditional Formatting" of Word Table Cell

Hi MaxArk,

There's no Word equivalent of Excel's conditional formatting. However, you can control the formatting of the text, including its
foreground and background colouring. To see how to do this and perform a wide range of calculations in Word, check out my Word Field
Maths 'tutorial', at:
http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/show...?Number=365442
or
http://www.gmayor.com/downloads.htm#Third_party
In particular, look at the item titled 'Formatting Numeric Field Results'.

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"MaxArk" wrote in message ...

Excel has a conditional formatting feature that will reformat a cell
when a particular condition is met.

Is it possible to reformat a Word table cell when a condition is met,
similar to Excel's feature? I have a mail merge field placed in a table
cell, for which if it equals NO, the cell becomes shaded, otherwise it
is normal.

Jenn




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