I'm using Excel 2010

  1. First, I have 2 cells. The first cell indicates the color in text - Red Orange Green Grey. The second cell also contains plain text. The data is exported from a SharePoint list.

  2. I want to combine those in to one cell. The red will just be that color of the cell, and with the plain text in the second cell inside.

What should I do? Any formula for suggestion

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The cell value can be a simple formula, but to do cell formatting you need to use either conditional formatting or VBA.

The cell formula would be: C2: =B2

The conditional formatting would be a formula looking at the cells in column A. You would need one formula per color. You would apply the formula to the range of cells in column C.

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  • Not sure if I should upvote for a good answer, or downvote for the very obviously incorrect red. ;) – Michael Frank Sep 19 '18 at 4:37
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    That's my 'too lazy to change the color palette red' ... I just don't like the bright red. – Rob Gale Sep 19 '18 at 5:25

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