I have a sheet called Master that contains a column of names in cells A1-A60 (e.g. A1: Ann,A2: Bob,A3: Chris, A4: Donna, etc.).

I have another sheet called Subsheet that contains names that may or may not appear in Master (e.g. A1: Chris, A2: Steve, A3: Ann).

I want to highlight the names in Subsheet that match names in Master - so, in this instance, just Chris and Ann.

I'm trying conditional formatting using this formula in Subsheet:


But nothing is highlighting. Maybe I'm not using MATCH correctly. I think I need to use INDIRECT when referring to another sheet in conditional formatting.

What's the best way to accomplish this task?

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I think I solved the problem: IF is not needed. I removed it and the new formula worked:


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