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Copying Styles in Excel

When it comes to copying styles in Excel, there are a few different ways that you can go about doing it. One way is to use the Format Painter tool. This tool can be found under the Home tab in the ribbon. Simply select the cell or range of cells that have the formatting that you want to copy, click on the Format Painter tool, and then select the cell or range of cells that you want to apply the formatting to.

Another way to copy styles in Excel is to use the Paste Special feature. To do this, first select the cell or range of cells that have the formatting that you want to copy. Then, press Ctrl + C to copy those cells. Next, select the cell or range of cells that you want to apply the formatting to and press Ctrl + Alt + V (this will bring up the Paste Special dialog box). In the Paste Special dialog box, select Formats from the list of options and click OK.

You can also use VBA to copy styles in Excel. To do this, first select the cell or range of cells that have the formatting that you want to copy. Then, press Ctrl + C to copy those cells. Next, open the Visual Basic Editor (press Alt + F11) and insert a new module (Insert > Module). Paste the following code into the module:

Sub CopyStyles()

    Dim sourceRange As Range
    Dim targetRange As Range

    Set sourceRange = Selection
    Set targetRange = Application.InputBox("Select range", Type:=8)

    sourceRange.Copy
    targetRange.PasteSpecial xlPasteFormats

End Sub

Now, simply run the macro by pressing F5 or by clicking on Run > Run Sub/UserForm in the menu bar. When prompted, select the cell or range of cells that you want to apply the formatting to and click OK.

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