Delete multiple custom number formats with VBA

paulym666

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I have spreadsheet which for some reason have a large number of custom number formats (pages and pages in the custom format pane). Some of them are so complex I can't even guess what they look like. I think this might be the cause of some bloating of file size (I've already deleted hundreds of custom styles and unused range names).

Is there some simple VBA I can use to delete all custom number formats that aren't built in to Excel? I used "stylekiller" to delete the custom styles and thought I could edit that VBA to delete custom number formats - but I can't see a way to do it.

Does anyone know a way?
 

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I don't think there's a simple way to do it via VBA as there isn't a collection of them exposed in the object model. It's probably simpler, assuming a current workbook format, to edit the styles.xml part of the workbook structure to just remove the numFmts section completely.
 

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