Format Painter

 

The Format Painter is one of the most underused features of Excel. The Format Painter copies formatting from one place and applies it to another.

1. For example, select cell B2 below.

Format Painter Example

2. On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Format Painter.

Click Format Painter

3. Select cell D2.

Format Painter in Excel

Note: the Format Painter applies the Currency format, background color and borders of cell B2 to cell D2. That saves time! Double click the Format Painter button to apply the same formatting to multiple cells.

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