How to remove conditional formatting but keep format in Excel?
In Excel, you can apply Conditional Formatting to format cells or rows based on specific criterion. But in some cases, you may want to remove the conditional formatting rules but keep the format alone in the cells. Here in this article, you can find the tricks on removing conditional formatting but keeping format in Excel.
With Kutools for Excel's Select Specific Cells utility, you can select cells/row/columns based on one ore two criteria, then format them as you need, such change the font size, background and so on.
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In Excel, there is no direct method to remove conditional formatting except VBA.
1. Enable the sheet you want to remove conditional formatting rules but keep format, and press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2 Click Insert > Module, and paste below VBA to the Module script. See screenshot:
VBA: Remove conditional formatting rules but keep format.
Sub Keep_Format() 'UpdatebyExtendoffice20160614 Dim xRg As Range Dim xTxt As String Dim xCell As Range On Error Resume Next If ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Count > 1 Then xTxt = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.AddressLocal Else xTxt = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.AddressLocal End If Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8) If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub For Each xCell In xRg With xCell .Font.FontStyle = .DisplayFormat.Font.FontStyle .Interior.Color = .DisplayFormat.Interior.Color .Font.Strikethrough = .DisplayFormat.Font.Strikethrough End With Next xRg.FormatConditions.Delete End Sub
3. Press F5 key to run the code, and a dialog pops out to select a range to remove conditional formatting. See screenshot:
4. Click OK, the conditional formatting rules have been removed from the specify range but keep format.
Here is a handy tool – Kutools for Excel, you can quickly and easily format cells based on criteria without any formulas by its Select Specific Cells utility.
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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:
1. Select the range you want to format, and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:
2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog, check one option as you need from Selection type section, and then specify the criteria from the drop down list and the textbox under Specific type section. See screenshot:
3. Click Ok. And then a dialog box comes out and shows how many cells have been selected. Please click OK to close this dialog box.
4. Then you can see the cells based on criteria have been selected, and then right click selected cells and choose Format Cells form the context menu, and in the popping Format Cells dialog, specify the format you want. See screenshot:
5. Click OK. Now the selected cells have been formatted without any conditional formatting rules. See screenshot:
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