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I have a spreadsheet with columns A-K and rows 1-56. If any value in D3 through J3 goes below 0, I want the entire row (A through K ) to have a special format. I've gotten close in Excel 2010 by using the Home ->Conditional Formatting->Manage Rules->New Rule and I created a formula rule where the Formula is

=($D3:$J3)<0

and in the Applies to I have =$A$3:$K:$56

What happens now is it works great for any value in Column D ONLY. When values in E-J change I get no formatting. Anybody know why?

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Try this formula instead: =COUNTIF($D3:$J3,"<0")>0

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Awesome! Thanks. – Tod Dec 22 '11 at 20:37

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