Conditional formatting error

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Subject: Conditional formatting error
Posted by:  graeme.hilt…
Date: 22 May 2006


To create an odd/even shaded table I want to use conditional formatting
with the following formula: =isodd(row())

However, this produces an immediate error "You may not use references
to other worksheets or workbooks for Conditional Formatting criteria".

I can put this formula in a separate cell and then use =A$5 for the
formula in the conditional formatting dialog and it works fine, but
putting the =isodd(row()) formula always causes this error.

Is this a bug, or is there a real reason I can't use this formula?

(I'm using Excel 2000, ver 9.0.7616 SP-3)