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In Excel, conditional formatting is considered part of the regular formatting of a cell. If you want to copy conditional formatting from one cell to another, you can do so by simply copying the cell and pasting it (or its format) to another cell. If you want to copy a conditional format to a range of cells (and only the conditional format), the easiest way to do so is by following these general steps:
Figure 1. The Conditional Formatting dialog box.
That's it. Excel does the rest and copies the conditional formatting, as you desired.
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