Microsoft Excel 2007 with Example

4 Format Cells:

4.8 Format Cells: 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.

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

Format Painter in Excel, Before

3. Select cell D2.


Format Painter in Excel, After

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.