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I have a named list with some values which have their own style (e.g. different colors):

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However when I apply that list as a data validation and select some values, the styling disappears:

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How can I get the style of the named list values to be applied when re-used in a data validation list?

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The most lightweight way to solve this problem is to set up 4 different conditional formatting rules for the cell with the dropdown. Each rule would be something very simple, like =B2="+" applied to B2.

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