excel spreadsheets / blank cells

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    essence of digital xddxogm3's Avatar
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    excel spreadsheets / blank cells

    I'm trying to find blank cells and issue a warning message.

    I have tried the following.

    (1) Conditional Formating
    Worked, but this only highlights the cell in red no warning.

    (2) Cell formula IF(ISBLANK(CELL), "error",)
    gives me a circular reference error.

    Does anyone know a way to do this?
    It seems like an easy task, but it has escaped me.
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    Are you doing this using VBA or I guess just straight excel formula logic, huh?
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    all excel formula logic.
    i have tried the following combinations.
    Code:
    =IF(ISBLANK(A5),"error",A5) //circular reference
    =IF(A5="","error",A5)// circular reference
    Last edited by xviddivxoggmp3; 06-12-2005 at 04:58 AM.
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    is it possible to only run those checks when the file is saved??
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