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Tip of the Week: Copy-Paste Tips for Tables

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Got a table cell formatted with formatting that you’d like to repeat in other cells? Did you know that you can use Copy and Paste to do this? Just select the cell (with a blinking Type cursor, press Esc or drag to the edge of the cell).

Then copy, select the cells where you want to paste the formatting, and paste.

You can also select multiple cells to copy and paste and create a repeating pattern.

Note that the copy-paste method will not change cell height or width.




Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

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2 Comments on “Tip of the Week: Copy-Paste Tips for Tables

    • Sorry, Mark. I don’t think that’s possible. There used to be a script that would bring over formatting from the source cells but it’s no longer available (and I’m not 100% sure it would bring the height anyway).

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