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Odd formatting imposed when copying worksheet to a new workbook

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Under Excel 2010 whenever I copy an existing sheet to a new workbook, excel formats the text as bright green and borders as red. This never happened under prior Excel versions.  All my sheet have black borders, a dark fill in the headers and black text. I know how to fix it. Truthfully, my question is how to prevent this from happening. I would prefer Excel to retain the source format. I have a dozen macros and a dozen conditional formatting rules on the spreadsheet.
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I use Excel (Office) 2010 on Windows 7 and the issue you describe above does not happen to me.

Try the following:

1. Try a completely new workbook, make a sample and test. Does the issue occur with a new workbook?  That is, is it a workbook file issue or is it an Excel issue.

2. If you think Excel is at fault, go to Programs and Features, click on Office, Change and Repair.  Allow Office to repair itself. Then make sure it is fully updated (2 service packs and all patches).  Test again.

3. If the above fail, try testing with a different Windows User Profile (Account). It could be a profile problem.
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Hi,

How do you make the copy?

Regards
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Sorry for the delay. Out of town for work. I made a fresh workbook and made a copy both with the Copy Worksheet (right click on tab, choose "Move or Copy") and also copy and paste functions.  No issue on fresh workbook. At least I now know that it is not my entire Excel software that is malfunctioning. My daily cumulative worksheet with 2500 rows of data is the issue. I copy and paste solely from this cumulative work so somehow I need to figure out what is causing the odd formatting when I use either method for copying data from that "problem" worksheet.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The question has either no comments or not enough useful information to be called an "answer".
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The problem is somewhere in my workbook and not in Excel 2010 overall. Thank you fir helping me deduce that much!
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@RNikolai001 - Thank you for following up.
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