|You should be able to accomplish what you want, but you will need to use a Named Range|
in the first sheet on the first column (A) named bannedworkers
Select your range of cells, IE A1 thru A50
On the Task Bar/Ribbon
Select Define Name
In the Name Box, give your range of cells an appropriate name like: NameList
in the second sheet on the first column (A) I have a list with workers. I want that when I type a banned workers name in the second sheet, first column, the cell to highlight in the color chosen in the conditional formatting.
On your second sheet where you want the Condition Formatting to go:
Conditional Formatting 2007
1) Select your range of cells: IE A1 thru A50
2) On the ribbon click Conditional Formatting
3) Click on New Rules, it’s near the bottom of the dialog box.
4) Click Use Formula to determine which cells to format.
5) Enter the formula:
EDIT: Shorter formula: =COUNTIF(NameList,A1)
6) Click on the Format button
7) Select the Fill Tab
8) Select a pretty color
9) Click OK
10) Click OK
See how that works for you.
Just be aware that the names have to be Exactly the same, and spaces are considered characters.