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I am using apple numbers to do some modeling.

(For those of you who are not familiar it is the apple version of excel that makes awesome looking charts, but has a bit less functionality).

I am using Numbers 08 version 1.

I have three cells right now with this:

| A1 | A2 | =IF(A1>A2, "PROBLEM!","")

However I would prefer to somehow highlight A1 in red when it is higher than A2. Is there anyway that I can do that?

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Here's a workaround using a novel idea to overlay tables:

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as far as i know, there is no way to use cell references in the conditional formatting dialog box in numbers 08.

i use numbers 09 and there you are able to do exactly what you want.

still, it can't hold a candle to excel.

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Just out of curiosity why? – sixtyfootersdude Jun 22 '10 at 21:28

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