How to format all worksheets in one go in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to format all worksheets in one go in Excel.


When working with multiple worksheets in Excel. Before proceeding to the analysis in excel, first we need to get the right format of cells. For example learning the products data of a super store having multiple sheets. For these problems we use the shortcut to do the task.

Ctrl + Click to select multiple sheets in Excel

To select multiple sheets at once. Go to excel sheet tabs and click all required sheets holding the Ctrl key.

Then format any of the selected sheets and the formatting done on the sheet will be copied to all. Only formatting not the data itself.

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here we have 4 worksheets and we need to edit the formatting of Sheet1 , Sheet2 and Sheet3.

For this we go step by step. First we go to the sheet tabs as shown below.

Select the Sheet1 and now select the Sheet2 with holding Ctrl key and then select Sheet3 keep holding the Ctrl key.

Now any format editing done on any of the selected three sheets will be copied to the other selected ones.

Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel.
Notes :

  1. This process is the most common practice.
  2. You can also copy format of any cell and apply to others using the Copy formatter option in Excel

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