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Solved: Excel 2007 changes cell colors involuntarily

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by nrhearn, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. nrhearn

    nrhearn Thread Starter

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    I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet with simple "general" formatting, in which I log single numerical values (i.e. "1"). I have a general background color set (i.e. "grey") and there are no other formatting or linked cells. When I type in alpha-numeric entries (i.e. "1 hr.") the cells will appear correctly, however, when I type simple numeric values (i.e. "1" without the "hr.") the cell background color will change completely (i.e. bright red) and is not able to be changed or overriden until the numerical value is deleted or else modified to alpha-numeric terms.
    I have tried re-formatting the cells themselves (i.e. instead of "general", formatting to "number" or "currency") and the problem still exists.
    I haven't been able to find a solution to this, and, since I'm not intimately familiar with Excel, it has been a bit trying.
    Hopefully you can be of assistance!
    Thank you, in advance. I appreciate it!
     
  2. jimr381

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    Welcome to the forum.

    It sounds like you have conditional formatting turned on. Try going to the formatting tab and looking into it there.
     
  3. nrhearn

    nrhearn Thread Starter

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    Wow, that solved my problem instantly! Thank you so much.
     
  4. Aj_old

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    In this case please mark the thread as Solved!
     
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