VBA Macro used in the Microsoft Office Excel Application

Excel Quick Format

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This is an Excel Macro that will help you quickly format a spreadsheet consistently without having to click all the typical formatting options. This macro will help prevent common mistakes and provide a more consistent formatting result. This code can be easily customized to meet your unique formatting needs!

See it in Action!

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The Code

Here is the code behind this macro.

'Leverage & Lean "Less Clicks, More Results"
Sub QuickFormat()

'If nothing is selected format the entire spreadsheet.
If Selection.Cells.Count = 1 Then
'Format Top Row of Spreadsheet
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select

'Set the alignment and borders top row
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.Borders.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.Borders.Weight = xlThin
End With

'Formatting Options top row
With Selection.Font
.Size = 10
.Bold = True
.Italic = False
.Underline = False
.Name = "Calibri"
End With

'Select the rest of the Spreadsheet
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlToRight)).Select
Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown)).Select

'Set the alignment and borders for all other rows
With Selection
.HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft
.VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
.Borders.LineStyle = xlContinuous
.Borders.Weight = xlThin
End With
End If

'If something is selected format that selection.

'Formatting Options rest of spreadsheet
With Selection.Font
.Color = RGB(0, 0, 0)
.Size = 10
.Bold = False
.Italic = False
.Underline = False
.Name = "Calibri"
End With

'Space out the columns to fit

'Finish at the top of worksheet

End Sub
'Stay Awesome!

Macro Instructions

Watch this video to get started using this macro.


These lines of code can be customized to personalize this macro.
‘Set the alignment and borders top row
12 .HorizontalAlignment = xlCenter
13 .VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
14 .Borders.LineStyle = xlContinuous
15 .Borders.Weight = xlThin

‘Formatting Options top row
20 .Size = 10
21 .Bold = True
22 .Italic = False
23 .Underline = False
24 .Name = “Calibri”

‘Set the alignment and borders for all the other rows
34 .HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft
35 .VerticalAlignment = xlBottom
36 .Borders.LineStyle = xlContinuous
37 .Borders.Weight = xlThin

‘Formatting Options rest of spreadsheet
45 .Color = RGB(0, 0, 0) ‘Color is set to Black
46 .Size = 11 ‘Size is set to 11
47 .Bold = False ‘Bold is set to False. Set to True for Bold text.
48 .Italic = False ‘Italic is set to False. Set to True for Italic text.
49 .Underline = False ‘Underline is set to False. Set to True for Underline text.
50 .Name = “Calibri” ‘Change Font here. (“Times New Roman”, “Arial”, etc.)
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