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Old April 1st 05, 05:41 PM
Joel 48371
 
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PivotTable formatting changes each time the "Refresh Data" button is clicked.
It is very frustrating to have SOME formatting changes each time the data is
refreshed. The last Row Field column always changes width, the "Total"
heading in Data Items always resets to top, left align, unbold, box borders,
and no fill. Is there a formatting method that RETAINS the formatting?

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Old April 1st 05, 09:48 PM
Debra Dalgleish
 
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Set the pivot table to preserve formatting:
On the pivot toolbar, choose PivotTableTable Options
Add a check mark to 'Preserve formatting', click OK
Remove the check mark from AutoFormat Table
Click OK

You may have to enable selection (From the Pivot toolbar, choose
PivotTableSelect, and click on Enable Selection)

Before formatting cells, use the selection feature to select the
cells. For example, move the pointer to the top of a column in the pivot
table (just above the column's heading cell). When the black arrow
appears (like the one that appears when the pointer is over a column
button), click to select the column in the pivot table. Then apply the
formatting.

If the above suggestions don't work, you could record a macro as you
refresh and reformat the pivot table. Then, run that when you want
to update.


Joel 48371 wrote:
PivotTable formatting changes each time the "Refresh Data" button is clicked.
It is very frustrating to have SOME formatting changes each time the data is
refreshed. The last Row Field column always changes width, the "Total"
heading in Data Items always resets to top, left align, unbold, box borders,
and no fill. Is there a formatting method that RETAINS the formatting?



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