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Remove formatting without losing formulas or grouping in Excel

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Hello,

Is there a way to remove all cell formatting in a worksheet in Excel 2010 without affecting any formulas or outlining (grouping)?

For example, I know that you can Copy/PasteValue all cells in a worksheet to a new worksheet and it will remove all the formatting. But it also eliminates formulas as well as grouping and ungrouping.

I am looking for a way to preserve the formulas and grouping but lose the formatting.

Thanks
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Question by:Steve_Brady
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kgerb earned 500 total points
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Hello Steve,
Home tab, Editing group, Clear dropdown, Clear Formats.

Formulas will be preserved as well as grouping.

Kyle
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I think by "grouping" you meant cell borders.  If so, the following macro will remove all (or most) cell formats except the cell borders.  It will also leave the formulas alone.  If you need assistance with the implementation please let me know.
Sub RemoveFormatsExceptBorders()
With Selection
     'Remove cell colors
    .Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
     'Remove all special font properties and formatting
    With .Font
        .Size = 11
        .Bold = False
        .Italic = False
        .FontStyle = "Regular"
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
        .ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
    End With
End With
End Sub

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Kyle
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>>>kgerb
Home tab, Editing group, Clear dropdown, Clear Formats.


Thanks Kyle.  I've never even noticed that drop-down before but I sure will be using it a lot from now on.  And your first response was the correct one (i.e. grouping was not referring to cell borders but to grouping rows and/or columns: Data tab > Group or Ungroup).

Thanks again.
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You're welcome.  Glad to help.
Kyle
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