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I have a updated version of a excel sheet (no rows have been added or deleted, only some cells in each row have been changed), I want to compare it with the original sheet and highlight the cells which have changed. I found this solution, however it marks the changed cells in a third sheet but whereas I want to highlight the changed cells in the updated sheet.

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A macro would probably be best but I'm assuming your requirement is 'once off' and this can be achieved without a macro, which might be simpler. Copy your original sheet's contents into the updated one and use conditional formatting, as in example:

SU489661 example

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thanks pnuts, worked perfectly! – Kiranshell Oct 30 '12 at 21:17
@Kiranshell I'm delighted. You might wish to 'tidy up' by deleting the copy of your original data (ie rows 15+ in the example). If you filter on ColumnA for colour yellow and apply 'normal' (not conditional format) highlighting 'over the top' (same for ColumnB) then you should be able to delete rows15+ and the conditional formatting but still have the same entries highlighted. – pnuts Oct 30 '12 at 22:21

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