How to copy only borders of selected range in Excel?

While using Microsoft Excel, it is easy to copy only cell values, cell formatting, cell formulas and so on from a range with the Paste Special function. But have you ever tried to copy only border style from a range in Excel? This article will show you method of copying only borders of selected range to a new range in Excel.

Copy only borders of selected range with VBA code


Copy only borders of selected range with VBA code


The following VBA code can help you only copy the border style of selected cells, and then apply this border style to a new range in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module, and then copy and paste the below VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Copy only borders of selected range in Excel

Sub CopyBorders()
    Dim xRg As Range
    ActiveWorkbook.Styles("Normal").IncludeBorder = False
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Select Range with Borders to Copy...", "Kutools For Excel", , , , , , 8)
     
    With Application.InputBox("Select Cell to Apply Borders to range..", "Kutools For Excel", , , , , , 8)
        xRg.Copy
        .PasteSpecial -4122
        .Resize(xRg.Rows.Count, xRg.Columns.Count).Style = "Normal"
    End With
    ActiveWorkbook.Styles("Normal").IncludeBorder = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the first popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, please select the range with borders you need to copy, and then click the OK button.

4. In the second Kutools for Excel dialog box, please select a cell to apply the copied border, then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then you can see only the border style of selected range is copied and applied to a new range as below screenshot shown.


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    David Kassover · 1 years ago
    The code also copied my numeric formats and overwrote those in the target cells. Perhaps I did something wrong?
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      crystal · 1 years ago
      Hi David,
      In my case, the code only copy the borders into the target cells. Can you tell me your Excel version? Thank you for your comment.
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        David Kassover · 3 months ago
        Hello crystal,
        I know this is over a year later, but due to a rehosting of my e-mail system, your question rose to the top of my inbox.
        My Excel version is 2016 16.0.4993.1001 as reported by Account>About
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          crystal · 2 months ago
          Hi David,
          Glad to receive your reply. I have tested the code in my Excel 2016, but it still copy the border only. Do you mind sending a copy of your data to zxm@addin99.com? Sorry for the inconvenience.