Copy Pivot Table Format and Values

Copy Pivot Table Format and Values

To keep your data details confidential, you might want to send someone a copy of a pivot table, without the link back to its source data. It’s easy to copy a pivot table, and paste it as values,but it is difficult to copy pivot table format and values.

No Formatting

After you copy a pivot table, if you try to paste the values and source formatting, you’ll be disappointed by the results. The values are pasted, but not the PivotTable Style formatting.

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Use the Clipboard

Fortunately, John Walkenbach discovered that you can paste from the Office Clipboard, instead of using the Paste Values command, and the PivotTable Style formatting is pasted too.

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The result is something that looks like the original pivot table, without the link to the source data.

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For more information on PivotTable Styles and pivot table formatting see the Contextures Pivot Table Format page.

Copy Pivot Table Format and Values Video

To see the steps to copy pivot table format and values, watch this short Excel tutorial video.

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