too many cell formats warning or error

brockb4

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I'm trying to move / copy tabs from one work book to another and I keep getting a warning or error message that says "to many different cell formats" which is changing the workbook into tab delimited format. Is there anything I can do to avoid and or workaround this?
 

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Richard Schollar

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I believe an Excel workbook is limited to 4,000 unique cell formats, and you are receiving this warning notice because you are at or close to this limit. You should try and remove as much formatting from your workbook as you can (ie formatting not required because it is in data areas rather than worksheets/areas used for presentation). Breaching this limit can render workbooks completely inaccessible. Been there, done that :( so speaking from experience.

Richard
 

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