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101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By : John Walkenbach
Book Image

101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

By: John Walkenbach

Overview of this book

Excel is a popular program. Millions of people throughout the world use it on a regular basis. But it’s a safe bet that the vast majority of users have yet to discover some of the amazing things this product can do. 101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?is packed with information that you need to know in order to confidently and seamlessly master the challenges that come with using Excel! Excel 2013 is excellent, but there's lots to learn to truly excel at Excel! In this latest addition to his popular Mr. Spreadsheet's Bookshelf series, John Walkenbach, aka "Mr. Spreadsheet," shares new and exciting ways to accomplish and master all of your spreadsheet tasks. From taming the Ribbon bar to testing and tables, creating custom functions, and overcoming "impossible" charts, mixing nesting limits, and more,?101 Excel 2013 Tips, Tricks, & Timesavers?will save you time and help you avoid common spreadsheet stumbling blocks.
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Tip 21: Using the Format Painter

You’ve probably seen that little Format Painter paint brush icon in the Home⇒Clipboard group. It’s an easy way to copy cell formatting — and it’s actually more versatile than you might think.

When you use the Format Painter, every aspect of the source range’s formatting is copied, including number formats, borders, cell merging, and conditional formatting.

Painting basics

Here’s how to use the Format Painter tool in its basic form:

1. Select a cell that contains the formatting that you want to duplicate.

2. Choose Home⇒Clipboard⇒Format Painter.

The mouse cursor displays a paintbrush to remind you that you’re in Format Painter mode (see Figure 21-1).

3. Drag the mouse over another range.

4. Release the mouse button, and the formatting is copied.

In Step 2, you can right-click the selected cell and choose the Format Painter icon from the Mini...