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Automatically Copying Formatting in Excel

When it comes to copying and pasting data in Microsoft Excel, there are a few different ways you can go about it. You can use the built-in Copy and Paste commands, you can use the Office Clipboard, or you can take advantage of Excel's Format Painter tool.

The Copy and Paste commands are the most basic way to get data from one place to another in Excel. To use them, simply select the cells you want to copy, then press Ctrl+C (or Command+C on a Mac) to copy them. Then, select the destination cells and press Ctrl+V (or Command+V) to paste the copied data.

The Office Clipboard is a handy tool that lets you copy and paste up to 24 items at a time. To use it, press Ctrl+C as usual to copy items, then click the Clipboard button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. This will open the Office Clipboard pane, where you can see all of the items you've copied. To paste an item, simply click on it in the pane.

Excel's Format Painter tool is a great way to quickly apply formatting from one cell or range of cells to another. To use it, first select the cell or range with the formatting you want to copy. Then click the Format Painter button on the Home tab of the Ribbon. Finally, click on the cell or range where you want to apply the formatting.

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