Copy cell styles from another workbook

When you create new cell styles in a workbook, you may want to make them available in other workbooks. You can copy the cell styles from that workbook to another workbook.

  1. Open the workbook that contains the cell styles that you want to copy.

  2. Open the workbook that you want to copy the styles into.

  3. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, click Cell Styles.

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    Tip: If you do not see the Cell Styles button, click Styles, and then click the More button Button image next to the cell styles box. Or, if you see a cell styles box in the Styles group that contains previews of styles, click the More button next to the cell styles box.

  4. Click Merge Styles.

  5. In the Merge Styles dialog box, in the Merge styles from box, click the workbook that contains the styles that you want to copy, and then click OK.

  6. If both workbooks contain styles that have identical names, you must indicate whether you want to merge these styles by doing the following:

    • To replace the styles in the active workbook with the copied styles, click Yes.

    • To keep the styles in the active workbook as they are, click No.

      Note: Excel displays this message only once, regardless of the number of pairs of identical style names.

Tip: When you move or copy a worksheet from one workbook to another workbook, all the styles that are used on that worksheet are also copied to that workbook. For more information, see Move or copy a worksheet.

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