Change Excel Cell Colors based on whether they contain data or not

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This formula will automatically change a cell's background color if there is data in it. You can also change the formula to only fill cells where there is no data.

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  1. Select your cells you want to apply this formula to. E.g. - All of column B
  2. Select Conditional Formatting.
  3. Choose New Rule - Use a formula to determine which cells to format
  4. To change only cells with data enter the following:
  5. =B1<>""
  6. To only change those cells without data enter the following
  7. =B1=""
  8. Select the format button and apply whatever format you would like to the cell - fill, font, border...
  9. Click OK to apply.

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