Excel 2007: Clear All Formatting From a Range of Cells

Posted August 4, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Excel

If you have a spreadsheet that contains the data you desire, but the formatting isn’t to your liking, Excel can clear the formatting from a cell, range of cells, columns, rows or the entire spreadsheet.

1. Open the Excel spreadsheet containing the formatted data.

2. Select the range of cells that are to have the formatting removed by using either click and drag to select adjacent cells or by using ctrl+click and drag to select rows or columns or individual cells.

3. Go to the Ribbon, under the Home tab, and go to the Editing section.

4. Click the downward pointing arrow next to the Clear button and select Clear Formats.

The selected cells will have the formatting removed.


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