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Excel 2019: Format a Pivot Table


April 24, 2019 - by Bill Jelen

Excel Format a Pivot Table. Photo Credit: 五玄土 ORIENTO at Unsplash.com

You might wonder how the pivot table above changed from green to orange. The Design tab has a gallery with 84 built-in formats for pivot tables. Choose a design from the gallery and the colors change.

There are two tabs in the Ribbon for PivotTable Tools. The second tab is called Design and offers a gallery with different color schemes.

One frustrating feature with a pivot table is that the numbers always start out as General format. Right-click any number and choose Number Format....

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