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# Conditional Format Wont Save

Greetings,

I am having a problem with too many Conditional Formats. After trying to repair some broken Conditional Formats and save my workbook, I get this Microsoft Excel error message:
```
VB:
formatting you recently added
To (file name).

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```
I was told that Excel has a maximum limit of 2050 rows for Conditional Formatting.

My sheet is a schedule withf 87 columns by 54 rows times 31, or a total of 145628 cells with Conditional Formatting.

Here is the code for the Conditional Formats:
```
VB:
"",\$GF41=0,\$GF42=0)

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A complicating factor, I need this formula exactly the same (not the second row advancing one number) for each set of 2 rows.

Is there any way to do the same thing without Conditional Formating?

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks.

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VB:

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