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Is it possible to reference a cell which contains "ABC" where B is blue and C is yellow while keeping the color formatting?
Assume A1 contains the colored text, then I want B1 to refer to A1 and maintain the colors.

A similar question was asked 3 years ago, but the answer seems to be not working anymore.

  • Meta question about this one – user55949 Apr 18 at 10:05
  • @JanDoggen this is not a duplicate. the link in Q is mistakenly referenced as "something similar from past" but it's not. This Q deals with multiple colors in one single cell (which is not possible to achieve) while referenced post deals with a single color for font and a single color for the background (which is still possible to achieve) – user0 Apr 18 at 14:02
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Transferring multiple individual colors from in-one-cell to another cell is not possible at this current version of the Google Sheets (nor at any previous versions):

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    There was a questions 2~3 years ago which is similar to this one. I tried to duplicate the answers but it seems like they no longer working. webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/50409/… – Alex Apr 18 at 9:33
  • @WeiZheng indeed, however, that is something else. having ABC in more than 1 color is not possible to reference anyhow. on the other hand, referencing cell which has 1 font color and 1 background color is possible via scripting to be referenced – user0 Apr 18 at 13:53
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    oh I see, thanks for the help! – Alex Apr 18 at 23:53

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