Deleting a Style

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 14, 2015)

After you have been working with a workbook for some time, you might reach a point where you want to delete some styles. Typically these are styles that you no longer need, based on changes in your workbook over time. Deleting styles is easy to do by following these steps:

  1. Choose Style from the Format menu. You will see the Style dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Style dialog box.

  3. Use the Style Name drop-down list to select the name of the style you want to delete.
  4. Click on the Delete button.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for other styles you want deleted.
  6. Click on the OK button.

You should note that you can delete any styles you desire except the Normal style. This is the default formatting style used by Excel.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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