I have test results data in Excel like this:

```
Correct d b c a b c d
Student1 d b c a b c d
Student2 d b c a b c a
Student3 d b c a b d d
Student4 d d c a b c a
Student5 d d c a b c d
Student6 d b c a b b d
```

I want to highlight the cells that contain incorrect answers.

How do I go about it?

The existing answer makes little sense to me hence an alternative:

### Answer：

*Step 1:*

Shortcut Key for New Conditional Formatting Rule: Alt-H-L-N

OR

Windows Ribbon Path: Home, Conditional Formatting, New Rule.

*Step 2:*

Got the last selection: Use a formula to choose which cells to format

Use the following Formula:

Conditional Formatting Rule:

=AND(B2<>””,B2<>B$1).

*Step 3:*

Copy the formatting in Cell B2 to all of the other students answers

To copy only the formatting, copy cell B2

Then select all the cells that you want to have this formatting

Then hit Alt-E-S-T (Keys are hit one after the other) for Special Paste

Then hit OK.

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