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Excel has several AutoFormat features that make formatting decisions based on what you have typed. Excel gives you control over which automatic formatting tools are enabled. Follow these tips to learn which AutoFormat features you would like to utilize in Excel.

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Applying Table Formats
Want to make short work of formatting a large data table? You can use the AutoFormat feature of Excel to apply all sorts of formatting to your information.

Placing Limits on AutoFormat
The AutoFormat tool is a great way to quickly change the appearance of a data table. Usually AutoFormat changes all the formatting in a table, but you might not want this to happen. Fortunately you can modify exactly what AutoFormat affects by following the simple guidance in this tip.

Undoing an AutoFormat
Excel allows you to automatically format data tables using a number of different schemes. What happens if you want to undo this type of formatting? There are a couple of ways you can remove the formatting, each with their own "gottchas."

 

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