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How to conditional format cells if containing #N/A in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-01

With the conditional formatting function, you can quickly format all cells which containing #N/A in Excel. This tutorial will show you how to achieve it in details.

Conditional format cells containing #N/A in Excel


Conditional format cells containing #N/A in Excel

Please do as follows to format cells which containing #N/A with conditional formatting function.

1. Select the range which contains the #N/A cells you want to format.

2. Then click Conditional Formatting > New Rule under Home tab. See screenshot:

3. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, please do as follows.

1). Select Use a formula to determine which cells to format in the Select a Rule Type box;
2). Copy and type formula =ISNA(A1) into the Format values where this formula is true box;
Note: A1 in the formula is the beginning cell of my selected cell range, you need to change it to meet your selection. If your selected range is A2:D10, the A1 should be changed to A2 in the formula.
3). Click the Format button. See screenshot:

4. In the Format Cells dialog box, specify format for the #N/A cells, and then click the OK button.

5. When it returns to the New Formatting Rule dialog box, click the OK button.

You can see all cells which contain #N/A are formatted with the format you specified above.


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