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How to save custom cell format in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-04

Here, for instance, you have formatted a cell with some special formats, and now you want to save this custom cell format so that you can quickly apply this cell format to the cells in other worksheets or workbooks later. Now I introduce some tricks for you to save a custom cell or range format in Excel.

Save custom cell format with Save command

Save custom cell in a resource libary of Kutools for Excel


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For example, you have formatted a cell as below screenshot, now you want to save this custom cell format.

In Excel, to save a custom cell format, you only can save the workbook of the custom cell as a new workbook, then open this workbook when you need to apply this custom cell format.

After setting the custom cell, click File or Office button > Save As, and in the popping Save As dialog, select a folder to save the new workbook and type CustomCellFormat in File name textbox. And click Save. See screenshot:

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Now the custom cell format has been saved in the specified workbook, when you need to apply it, just open the workbook and copy the custom cell and paste the formatting only.


arrow blue right bubble Save custom cell in a resource libary of Kutools for Excel

With above method, you need to find and open the workbook which contains the custom cell format, which is too tedious. Here I can introduce an interesting utility – Resource Libary of Kutools for Excel, which can save the custom cell or range format as an auto text, and you can apply the cell format in any cells of any workbooks.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. After cell format setting, click Kutools > Insert > Resource Libary. See screenshot:

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2. In the Resource Libary pane, you can click the Add group button to add a new group to save the cell format, or you can choose one existed group (for instance the Range group), then select a cell which has been formatted as you need, then click the Add the selected content to Resource Libary button.

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3. Then in the New Resource Libary entry dialog, give a name to the contents, and  click Add.
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Now the content has been added to the Resource Libary. Now select a blank range which you want to apply this formatting, just click the content (format1), the selected range has been formatted with same formatting.

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Tip: If your cells have been filled by contents already, the contents will be replaced with the custom cell’s content, so please apply the cell format before type the cell contents.

You can add usually used pictures, formulas, charts to the Resource Libary pane, then insert them in anytime and anywhere as you want.

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