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Here is what happen when I apply conditional formatting:
(yes should appear green, no should appear red)

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I have made sure AutoCalculate is enabled.

Is it a known bug, or am I misunderstanding something?

Ubuntu 2012.04 with default LibreOffice 3.5.3.2

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You can also use the following as an 'easier to read' option.

If you wrap the string that you want to search for in quotation marks, it will work fine.

So select 'Cell Value is', 'equal to' and in the criteria box put "Yes", including the quotation marks. This should now work.

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Indeed it is just a question of using " instead of ' I tried it now and it works! Too bad OpenOffice replaces yes with 'yes' when closing+reopening the dialog. –  Nicolas Raoul Jul 31 '12 at 2:40
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It should work with "Formula is" and the following formula:

FIND("yes";A1;1)

and

FIND("no";A1;1)

conditional formatting

Instead of FIND, you could also use the SEARCH function; there are slight differences between those two functions (case sensitivity, availability of regular expressions). See this OpenOffice.org Forum Thread on this issue.

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That works! Too bad one can not compare string values. Note: My data zone starts at B" so I just entered B2 instead of A1. –  Nicolas Raoul Jul 5 '12 at 8:40
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