Microsoft Excel – keeping original column widths when pasting data

Sometimes you spend a lot of time and effort getting the columns on a worksheet to the exact widths that you want and then need to copy and paste the data elsewhere. The last thing you want is to then spend time adjusting column widths again!

To copy column widths:

  1. Copy the data as usual.
  2. Click in the location in which you want to paste the data.
  3. Click on the Paste dropdown.

Paste Special

Select Keep Source Column Widths Keep Source Column WidthsThe data will be copied with the column widths intact.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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