How to copy one chart format to others in Excel?

Supposing there are multiple different types of charts in your worksheet, you have formatted one chart to your need, and now you want to apply this chart formatting to other charts. Of course, you can format others manually one by one, but this will waste much time, are there any quick or handy ways for you to copy one chart format to others in Excel?

Copy one chart format to other charts with Paste Special function

Copy one chart format to other charts by creating a template

Copy one chart format to other charts at once with a handy feature


Copy one chart format to other charts with Paste Special function

Please look at the following screenshot, the first chart has the formatting which you need, and now, you want to apply its formatting to other charts.

This Paste Special function can help you to copy one chart format to other charts with following steps:

1. Select the chart that you want to copy its format to others, and then press Ctrl + C to copy it.

2. And then, select another chart that you want to reformat, then click Home > Paste > Paste Special, in the popped out dialog, check Formats under Paste option. See screenshots:

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3. Then click OK, and the chart formatting has been applied to this chart.

4. And then, please repeat this procedure for other charts you want to reformat. At last you will get the following result:


Copy one chart format to other charts by creating a template

You can also save your formatted chart as a chart template, and then change other charts type to your template chart type.

1. Select your needed formatting chart, right click it, and then choose Save As Template from the context menu, see screenshot:

2. In the Save Chart Template window, specify a name for your template chart, and then click Save. And it will be saved with the rest of the chart types, in a Templates folder, it can be chosen when you create a new chart.

3. After creating your template chart, then you can change other chart types to this template, select the chart which needed to be reformatting and right click, choose Change Chart Type from the context menu, see screenshot:

4. In the Change Chart Type dialog, click Templates from the left pane, and select your created chart template under My Templates option. See screenshot:

5. Then click OK to close this dialog, and the chart's formatting has been copied to this selected chart. See screenshot:

6. Then repeat the above step 3- step 4 to copy the format to other charts one by one.


Copy one chart format to other charts at once with a handy feature

With above two methods, you must paste or change the chart's formatting one by one, if there are multiple charts need to be reformatted, the Copy Format to Other Chart feature of Kutools for Excel can help you apply one chart format to others at once.

Note:To apply this Copy Format to Other Chart utility, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Select the chart that you want to apply its format to other charts.

2. then, click Kutools > Charts > Chart Tools > Copy Format to Other Charts, see screenshot:

3. In the Copy Format to Other Charts dialog box, select the chart that you want to apply the new format, see screenshot:

4. Then click Ok to close this dialog box, and all other charts that you specified are applied with the formatting of the selected chart immediately. See screenshot:

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    Alban · 11 months ago
    Thanks for your help, great job !
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    ruta · 3 years ago
    Hello, Thank you for the code!
    However this line 20 makes a bug for me: iSource = xChart.SeriesCollection.Count
    I would appreciate your help!

    Thank you,
    Ruta
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    Melissa · 4 years ago
    hello. this works for me, to a degree. the format applies to my new chart just fine, but i also get the data from the first chart, that overrides my new chart data. more clearly, i have done chart 1 and love it! i also have chart 2, and don't love it. i want chart 2 to be formatted like chart 1. i click and copy chart 1. i click on chart 2, click paste>paste special>formats. now chart 2 has the appropriate format, but also has the data from chart 1. some chart 2 data remains, some has been replaced by chart 1 data. how do i only get format, not data?

    thank you!!