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How to reference format and value from another cell in Excel?

Normally, we use the formula =A1 to reference cell A1 to another cell in worksheet. But this can only reference the cell value. If you want to reference the cell value as well as its format, you need to try another method. This article provides two methods for you to achieve it.

Reference format and value from another cell with pasting linked picture

Auto reference format and value from another cell with VBA

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Supposing you want to reference format and value from cell A1, please do as follows to get it done.

1. Select the cell (A1) you need to reference, then copy it with pressing Ctrl + C keys.

2. Go to the cell you want to link the reference cell, right click it and select > Paste Special > Linked Picture. See screenshot:

Now the format and value of cell A1 is referenced to a specified cell. And the format and value of these two cells will be synchronic as below screenshot shown.


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You can reference format and value from another cell automatically by running the below VBA script.

1. Right click the sheet tab which contains the cell you need to reference, and then click View Code from the right-clicking menu.

2. In the popping up Microsoft Visual for Applications window, copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Reference format and value from another cell

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel.Range)
    With Worksheets("Sheet1")
        If .Range("A1").Value2 <> "" Then
            On Error Resume Next
            Range("A1").Copy (.Range("E2"))
        End If
    End With
End Sub

Note: In the code, Sheet1 is the sheet name which contains the cell you need to reference both the value and format. A1 and E2 means that cell A1 will be referenced to cell E2 automatically.

From now on, when value changes in cell A1 of Sheet1, its value and format will be referenced to cell E2 immediately.


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    Lil · 1 days ago
    How do I do that if I want to copy to a different sheet?
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    Julian · 6 months ago
    Hi! Very cool!! Is there a way to do the first option in Google Spreadsheets?