Is it possible to have a cell on one worksheet that references a cell on
another worksheet to also reflect the FORMAT of the referenced cell? Ie,
if the referenced cell has a red background, the cell referencing it
should also have a red background?
Yes, using conditional formats.
First create format styles with F11, then tell the cell to apply the
format appropriate to the value of a referenced cell.
In the example at
c2 - n2 are months Jan to Dec, b3 - b12 are 10 salespersons and c3 - n12
are their monthly sales. We want to use colours to quickly see who sold
the most and least each month.
c15 - n15 show the min sales in each column (and are formatted white on
red. This is per style named "Min")
c17 - n17 show the max sales in each column (and are formatted white on
blue. This is per style named "Max")
In the conditional formatting for each cell c3 - n12,
1. apply style Min if the cell contents = cell in row 15 and
2. apply style Max if the cell = row 17.
What you achieve is 2 cells in each column automatically turning red or
blue if they match other cells based on their value, allowing high or
low achievers to be immediately recognised.
Hope this helps.
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