Inserting a column to the right of the currently selected and formatted column, including formatting

I've got a series of spreadsheets (see example attached) into which I need to insert YTD columns.  I've written a subroutine (Insert_YTD_Columns) which starts at column 5, then shifts one column to the right and inserts a new column.  This results in the new column having the same formatting as the currently selected column.  When I get to the last column, the new column doesn't have the formatting of the columns to the left.

Is there a way, rather than inserting a colum to the left of the currently selected column to insert the column to the right, which will retain the same formatting?  I know I can select column 5, copy it, shift to column 6, then use paste special to paste the formatting from column 5 into 6, but is there a more elegant method?

BTW, I know I could use the FillDown method to copy the formula from the top row of each of the YTD columns, but am not doing so because of this same formatting issue.

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Dale FyeAsked:
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That's actually a good way to do it. Here is my take on your code with that.

Option Explicit

Public Sub Insert_YTD_Columns()
    Dim sht As Worksheet
    Dim intCol As Integer, intRow As Integer, intLoop As Integer
    Dim strYTDRange As String
    Set sht = ActiveSheet
    'Loop and insert columns
    intCol = 5
    intRow = sht.Range("B500").End(xlUp).Row
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    While sht.Cells(5, intCol) <> ""
        sht.Columns(intCol + 1).Insert Shift:=xlToRight
        sht.Cells(4, intCol + 1) = sht.Cells(4, intCol)
        sht.Cells(4, intCol + 1).NumberFormat = "m/d/yy;@"
        sht.Cells(5, intCol + 1) = "YTD Balance"
        sht.Cells(5, intCol) = "Activity"
        sht.Range(Cells(6, intCol + 1), Cells(intRow, intCol + 1)).FormulaR1C1 = "=SUbtotal(9,RC5:RC[-1])"
        sht.Range(Cells(6, intCol), Cells(intRow, intCol)).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Offset(, 1).ClearContents
        intCol = intCol + 2
    Cells(5, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Offset(, -1).EntireColumn.Copy
    Cells(5, Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).EntireColumn.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteFormats
    'Unhide all of the columns in the active sheet
    sht.Range(sht.Columns(5), sht.Columns(intCol - 1)).EntireColumn.Hidden = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

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Dale FyeAuthor Commented:

Thanks for the quick feedback.  

The two lines(33 and 34) were what I really needed, but I particularly like the subTotal function and am going to have to play with that as I format the subtotal rows on that worksheet (and others), which is currently in another subroutine.
Dale FyeAuthor Commented:

Had to revise my code a bit and am now inserting in the current column.  Then setting the formula for that new column to refer to the column to the right (and left if intCol > 5)

If intCol = 5 Then
      sht.Range(Cells(6, 5), Cells(intRow, 5)).FormulaR1C1 = "=RC[1]"
      sht.Range(Cells(6, intCol), Cells(intRow, intCol)).FormulaR1C1 = "=RC[1] - RC[-1]"
End If

But column intCol + 1 contains some rows that are blank (for spacing).  I tried to modify row 28 from your code so that it would create these same blanks in intCol as are in intCol + 1, but cannot get the syntax right.  Care to address this as a continuation of this question, or should I create a new one.

sht.Range(Cells(6, intCol), Cells(intRow, intCol)).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Offset(, 1).ClearContents

sht.Range(Cells(6, intCol + 1), Cells(intRow, intCol + 1)).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).Offset(, -11).ClearContents
Easier to create a new one. I might not get to this for a bit, so you'll get a faster answer that way (from other experts). If you have time, you can wait and I'll address it here. I have the request flagged in my mailbox.

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