Can I preserve text format of a cell?

DargonSwift

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When I have one cell equal another, it loses any text formating (such as bold or itallics). For example, cell A1 = ThisIsMyExample

When I make B1=A1 the result is just "ThisIsMyExample", without the formated text. Ideally, I'd like this to also keep any colored fonts.


Thanks,

-DS
 

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hatman

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Excel does not provide that functionality. At best, you could write a macro that replaces the equation with the text of the source cell, and then adjust the formattig appropriately... but not witha simple formula.
 

Joe4

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You can't return formatting with straight Excel formulas.

What you want to do would require VBA/Macros.
 

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