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How to repeat a kind of formatting in excel?

We often need to apply a formatting to more than one cell, one row one column.
Today, we will how to do this with the example of applying colour.
Please follow the steps given below:

  1. Select cell A1.
  2. Apply any colour in that cell, for example 'Yellow'.
  3. Let the cell be selected.
  4. Verify that Standard Toolbar is available below main menus. 
  5. Verify that a tool Format Painter is available below the menu Data on Standard Toolbar.
  6. Double click the tool.
  7. Verify that the selected cell is surrounded by dotted line. It indicates that the tool has become active.
  8. Click on cell B1. Observe that the same colour yellow is applied in that cell.
  9. Click on cell C1. Observe that the same colour yellow is applied to the cell. 
  10. Click on cell D5. Observe that the same colour yellow is applied to the cell.
  • In this way, you can colour any number of cells in that sheet. 
  • Please note that you could apply a formatting repeatedly, because you had double clicked the original cell. If you would have single clicked the original cell, you could have applied the formatting only once, to only one cell.

  Try another example:

  1. Type the word 'Excel' in cell B2.
  2. Apply color 'Blue' to the words.
  3. Type the word 'Word' in cell C3.
  4. Type the word 'PowerPoint' in cell E1.
  5. Type the word 'Document' in cell F4.
  6. Select the cell B2.
  7. Double click the tool Format Painter.
  8. Click the cells C3, E1 and F4.
  9. Observe that all three words in C3, E1 and F4 have become blue.

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