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How can I highlight cells whose content is not parsable as number?

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Use conditional formatting with a custom formula. For example, select cell A1, go to Format/Conditional formatting, select "custom formula" and enter

=ISERROR(VALUE(A1))

In the same dialog you can choose the range to which this formatting should be applied.

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  • thanks, but that "custom formula" doesnt show up in the conditional formatting dialog.
    – clamp
    May 16 '15 at 16:39
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    This feature is available in New Google Sheets only.
    – user79865
    May 16 '15 at 16:43
  • true, can i somehow convert my sheet to the new format?
    – clamp
    May 16 '15 at 16:46
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    Yes, see support.google.com/docs/answer/6082736?hl=en
    – user79865
    May 16 '15 at 16:52
  • One conversion method that the article doesn't seem to mention is: download and then upload again.
    – user79865
    May 16 '15 at 16:54

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