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Hi Tom

I wish to copy a specific area of a worksheet: "B1:P1500".  

I wish to paste this area to a new sheet in a new workbook, without the formulas but with all of the formatting including the conditional formatting as well as the column widths.    

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell,

If you mean manually, you would need to create the new workbook/worksheet.

Select the range B1:P1500 in the source worksheet

go to the destination in the new worksheet,

do a normal paste.
Then do a paste special and select values

the first paste will copy the formatting and formulas
the second paste (paste special) will overwrite the formulas with the values they produced.

That is how I do this.

If you want column widths and so forth, you might have to work harder.  

An alternative would be to paste as a picture - but the results would be a picture.

Tom Ogilvy

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