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How to copy column width in Excel?

In Excel, you may always use the copy and paste function, when you do a basic copy and paste to paste a range of values into another worksheet, the column width will not be pasted as well. That requires you to adjust the column width to fit the contents manually. Fortunately, there is a feature for you to paste the column width as the same as the original range in Excel.

Copy and paste column width with data in Excel

Copy and paste column width formatting only in Excel


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If you want to copy and paste the values with column width together, the following steps can help you.

1. Select your data and press Ctrl + C or right click to select copy form the context menu to copy it.

2. Then click a cell which you want to paste the data, and right click choose Paste Special > Keep Source Column Width icon, see screenshot:< /p>

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3. And the data as well as the column width has been pasted into your desired range.

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arrow blue right bubble Copy and paste column width formatting only in Excel

If you just want to copy and paste only the column width formatting and without cell data, you can do as this:

1. Select the column that you want to paste its width formatting, and press Ctrl + C to copy it.

2. Then click a cell that you want to paste the column width, and right click, choose Paste Special > Paste Special from the context menu, see screenshot:

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3. In the Paste Special dialog box, check Column widths option under Paste section, see screenshot:

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4. Then click OK to close this dialog, and your selected column width formatting has been pasted to the new range.


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    Chad · 1 years ago
    Please delete/disregard my comments. My point was just that pasting only the column widths can't be added to the quick access ribbon. The article goes through how it's not one of the right click options...
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    Chad · 1 years ago
    This option is available in Excel 2013, but it is only under the Paste Special window, as a radio button. Neither the drop down from the right click, nor the ribbon customization enable pasting only the column widths. The other two options only allow pasting (everything else?) with column widths; that is including values, charts, and formulas.