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How to use conditional formatting based on a different column?

Looking to format a column background color using conditional formatting based on the integer value from a different column. Where or how is the second column referenced? Bing AI, copilot, says: ...
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Removing Windows PowerToys' Mouse Highlighter artifacts from screen

This is a question and answer pair for a problem I've endured for a couple of weeks and couldn't find an answer on the web. PowerToys v0.78.0 Microsoft's PowerToys has a useful Mouse Highlighter ...
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Excel conditional formatting highlighting different cells in range

I need to setup conditional formatting to highlight any cells in the range that are not equal to the first cell. I have attached 2 pictures the first is how the data is typically entered and I have ...
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Windows 10: While highlighting text it ends up getting drag and dropped before I can finish highlighting

I'm using Windows 10 and am finding myself in a very frustrating situation. I'm hoping it's just a setting I accidentally turned on, but I cannot find a solution or good description of exactly what's ...
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Why Sublime Text is suddenly NOT HIGHLIGHTING the selected text until i release the mouse button?

I am assuming that I inadvertently pressed a key command that changed a setting, but I cant find it. Using Windows 10, when I drag to select text, there is no highlighting until I get to the end and ...
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Is there a quick way to clear URL Text Fragments' highlighting on the page?

For instance, when I follow a google link to the page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definiteness#:~:text=In%20linguistics%2C%20definiteness%20is%20a,not%20(indefinite%20noun%20phrases). It highlights ...
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How to highlight all cells that has been sum up

Imagine I have 4 cells A1, A2, A3, A4 I summed A1 to A3 in cell A4 Is there any formula or conditional formatting that will help highlight Cell A1 to Cell A3 by selecting Cell A4 without clicking on ...
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Highlight range when press another cell

If countif example "done" range example from A1:A10 and result appear in cell B1 If result =4 . I want when click B1 .. the cells in range that contain "done" highlight and color
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Color of the highlight of the found word is too faint to see in Word 365

When I use the "Find and Replace" feature, the word that has been found is highlighted in a very faint gray such that I can't see it very well. How can I change the default color that MS ...
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How to highlight something in one text so that it's highlighted in all other opened texts (Notepad++)?

If I am searching a whole process, in 2 opened texts and the process revolving between 1st text to 2nd text. When I am highlighting something in 1st document , it is not highlighted in 2nd text. Is ...
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Highlighting similar text between two Word files

I have two Word documents and I want to highlight the text in common on file 2. I have the below macro (which is supposed to highlight any text strings with more than 4 words in common between the ...
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Color highlight stdout of a debugged/launched process in vscode

I am using VSCode as a main IDE. When I'm launching (or debugging) my developed software, which is usually a console application (be it either, c++, java, or whatever) I'd like to see its stdout ...
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Conditional Formatting Not working (maybe pilot error?)

Excel Version 16.68. I want to compare numbers in Column D to a Reference Number and use Conditional Formatting Formulas in Column E to highlight the corresponding cells. I use Formulas because the ...
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Highlight a cell when information in that cell's row is duplicate in 2 of it's columns

I'm looking for a conditional formatting rule that would highlight a cell if data in that cell's row is duplicated in more than one column. Specifically for this sheet, I want the cell in column B to ...
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highlight row with different colors after date is entered in different column cells

We have a spreadsheet that tracks items by date in different columns. Item sent in column L, we would like it to be one color. but once the second date in entered column R. I am needing the row to ...
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Okular: Highlight with comment

I need to annotate a PDF document with Okular in the following way: highlight text, then add a comment for the highlight. I'm used to PDF XChange Editor where I can use the Highlight-Tool, then double-...
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highlighting cell with value closest to zero

For example, I have this data 1.5, 1.2, -0.98, 1.01, and I want the cell with the value closest to zero to be highlighted. I tried to create the corresponding rule (see picture) but EXCEL does not ...
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How to revive cleared highlighting in Notepad++

In Notepad++, I highlighted here and there where I needed. Then I wanted to clear one of them, but mistakenly cleared all highlights. I don't remember where I highlighted, so it is impossible to ...
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Get rid of automatic context menu in Edge? [duplicate]

I compulsively highlight text as I read it, and MS Edge (yes, I use Edge) pops in an annoying little context menu automatically. Is there any way to disable this? I'm using Edge Chromium 97.0.1072.62 ...
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How to find a "Copy link to highlight" menu in Vivaldi?

Chromium introduced a feature to create a user urls anchored to arbitrary text in page that user highlighted. In chromium it is available in right mouse button menu. But I cannot see it in Vivaldi (...
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Highlight without comments in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

How to highlight text in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC without adding any comment? I have tried many was but couldn't figure out anything.
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How to make highlighting text in WinDjView permanent?

I study my university e-books by WinDjView program and I made lots of "highlight text" writing notes that is visible only by holding mouse on it. Now I see that if I copy the same file (book ...
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Excel Highlight Cells Greater than

I am doing a price comparison of various items with last year and this year. so in column F i list current price and Column I with previous price. I want to highlight the cells which has higher price ...
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How to drag conditional formatting (only) across columns using relative reference values

In Excel 2016, I have multiple columns of data, with 2 reference cells above each setting upper/lower limits. I want to highlight all cells in all columns which are not within their respective limit ...
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Where are GoPro Highlight Tags stored?

I want to extract the (manually set) highlights from my GoPro-footage (HERO6-Black). I want to do this to mark the highlights on vacation and can use them to edit in Premiere Pro later. I found that ...
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Turn off VS Code red highlight

I ran across this highlight sometimes, and it is really a PITA. This is it: It doesn't seem to have any meaning to me, just a block of red. It extends to all the lines after that too, and only goes ...
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Change Selection Highlight Color in Microsoft Visio O365

I now Visio O365 installed, and I have a question: Is it possible to change the color of the highlighted area when doing a Ctrl F to search for something? I have tons of information on multiple pages, ...
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In Microsoft Outlook (2016), how can I highlight only today's elements, for single and series appointments

In Microsoft Outlook (2016), how can I highlight only today's elements, for single and series appointments? I learned (here and here) how create a rule that highlights single elements that start today,...
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Can't change selection highlight color MS Visio Pro 2019

I have Visio Pro 2019 installed on a Windows 10 machine with Office Pro 2016 for all other MS products. By default it is dark blue and nearly invisible when selecting black stencils, lines, etc. ...
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How to access highlighted text with pbcopy?

How can I "catch" text that has been selected (highlighted) via shell script? It was suggested to use pbcopy. The script would be idle in the background and when a certain key combination is pressed ...
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Use Word Find-Replace to Highlight Many Instances of the Same Text

We used to be able to use Find-Replace in Word 2010 to highlight all instances of a specified text string. The steps were simple: In Find, type the text. In Replace, select Format > Highlight. Either ...
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Using MS Word, how can highlight a text including border spaces as on StackOverflow?

Currently, I write a little documentation using MS Word and I try to highlight some text as MS Word in this sentence. On StackOverflow, using grave-accent (`) to delimit a word hightlights one space ...
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How do I save a pdf file with editable fields so that when someone else opens it, the fields are not highlighted blue?

I've made a document using Adobe InDesign with check boxes, radio buttons and editable text fields and saved it as an interactive PDF. Looks great in my version of acrobat - problem is, when my client ...
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How to customize/remove Chrome yellow highlight from search result hash bang

So I did a google search, which made me land on this question. As you can see, if you are using Chrome, some content matching the #targetText=xxx of the hash bang is highlighted: But in the dev ...
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Thunderbird: Display new emails in folded threads more aggressively?

When using the threaded view in Thunderbird, I have run into the problem, that it is easy to miss new mails, if the thread is folded. This is double important, because threads are folded by default. ...
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How to change the text highlighting color in Okular?

How can you quickly switch between text highlighting colors for the "Review" tools in the Okular PDF-reader? For example when browsing through a PDF file and wanting to color different topics ...
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Highlight rows with identical data in Excel

I have a number of rows within a large spreadsheet that have some identical rows I would like those rows highlighted but only if every cell on the row matches, if random cells from different rows ...
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NP++ double click highlighting to include "backslash" but only on the left

I work with LaTeX files a lot and I find myself using NP++ every now and then. I mainly use my LaTeX editor. There is a neat option in my editor that allows double clicking to highlight "\" but only ...
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How to highlight all occurrences of string in notepad++ user defined language by defining it as keyword?

Can we define in Notepad++ user defined language a keyword which if contained in any string will be highlighted automatically? eg. keyword in defined in language Actual file should highlight like ...
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Filter for Duplicates or Highlight Unique Responses Across Multiple Columns in Excel

I am trying to filter or highlight the results of a Survey with lots of response options, some of which repeat. E.g. List your favorite animals Name B C D E F Bob ...
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Automaically highlighting text in yellow after copy text in Word

I'm using Microsoft Word from Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013. With Ctrl + V I can copy highlighted text in Word. Is it possible to automatically highlight text in yellow (or any other color) ...
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How do I highlight particular rows based on a custom list of dates?

I'm building labor tracking spreadsheet that has every day of the year in it. Some of those days are paid vacation days. I would like to highlight the rows of those particular dates (not a range), ...
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How do I quickly circle part of an image to highlight it in Photoshop as I would in Paint?

I can do something like what is shown in the following image very quickly in MS Paint: How can I do something similar, circle something in red or highlight some text in a rounded-corner rectangle, ...
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Text highlighted in Word, saved to PDF; how to search for HIGHLIGHTED items?

I have a large docx file with highlighted text. When the file is converted to PDF, is there a way to search for originally-Word-highlighted text? Am using Adobe Acrobat X Pro and want to be able to ...
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During a search, how can I get Excel to highlight the matches within a cell?

In Excel 2016, I have some cells which contain a lot of text. When I try to search for a word in the sheet, instead of highlighting the matches within the cell, it only selects the whole found cell. ...
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Excel highlighting selected cell

I'm currently working in Excel a lot (MS Excel 2016) and searching for values. In the search result if I'm clicking on an entry, in the background automatically the cell is selected. Unfortunately ...
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Extract highlighted scanned text/ images from pdf

I need some tool or workaround to extract highlighted areas from a PDF. I'm working with a scanned pdf, so no text recognition and I also need to extract highlighted images. I tried Zotelo, Mendeley, ...
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Cross compare data between 2 workbooks

I'm trying to cross compare 2 data in 2 different workbook. Then, I need to find the missing data between the 2 and make a separate new, updated list. However, I only need to update the data if there'...
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How to keep the Highlighter tool selected in Skim?

When I use the highlighter how do I set it is selected by default. I don't want to have to go and click back on the highlight icon each time. I have made a shortcut but I have to press shortcut key ...
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How to highlight blank cells in a row only when both adjacent cells in the row are blank?

I'm looking at two columns and if a row has blank cells in both columns, I want to highlight both blank cells (but nothing would be highlighted unless both are empty). How can I do that?
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