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How to copy Column and or row format properties in excel

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Hello Experts,

I am trying to copy the formatting properties in a column in one excel sheet onto another sheet in the same excel document. Is there a easy way to do this?. By format properties i mean the column height, width , etc..

Thank you.
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Question by:IATA-techops
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by:csoussan
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You can use Paste Special (Clipboard Group on the Home Tab).  Highlight the range you want to copy, click on Paste Special and select Column Width (see attached image for a visual).
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Frank White earned 1500 total points
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Select the whole column in your first sheet, copy it. Switch over to the other sheet, select the target column, then right-click it and choose "Paste Special". Choose "Formats".

More details here. It might take a second Paste Special to also change the column width, choosing the appropriate option.

If you want to copy and paste multiple special properties at the same time with a single command, a macro might be your solution.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Have you tried the format painter button just next to the paste button on the ribbon?
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by:csoussan
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Hi IATA-techops,

Any update on your issue?
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