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I wish to format cell if it was pasted with link to another sheet. How to define if cell is linked?

I go to Format » Conditional Formatting. Condition 1 is Formula. =IF(... and I'm stuck =)

  • You can check if it's a link (reference), by using the formula =ISREF(<current cell address>), replacing <current cell address> with the address of the cell. – tohuwawohu Feb 7 '17 at 17:44
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For example, start with this, where sheets are named "Sheet1" and "Sheet2":

formulas

Then in conditional formatting, choose Formula is. Use SEARCH and FORMULA:

SEARCH("Sheet", FORMULA(A1))

conditional formatting dialog

Giving this result:

result

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