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Hi!

If I use the Autoformat option and select "None," this gets me what I want -
so that I have no borders displaying and I can format everything on my own.

Just one major problem with that - using the Autoformat option (even with
"None" selected - the column widths automatically widen and screw up my
format.

Then, then when you turn off the Autoformat option - one would think you
would be all set, but now you run into the problem of the pivot table
automatically putting borders into the report upon a refresh or filtering the
report. I cannot even possibly fathom Microsoft's reasoning behind doing
this. Even if I never get this solved - I would love for someone to provide
some kind of explanation ;o)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rick

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The following will preserve your column widths:

In an used part of the worksheet, type a letter in a cell, and type a
number in the cell below.
Select either cell, and choose FormatAutoFormat
Click the Options button, and remove the check mark from Width/Height
Select the None AutoFormat (last in the list), and click OK
Select a cell in the pivot table, and press the F4 key, to repeat the
formatting (or choose EditRepeat AutoFormat)

You can clear the number and letter table created in step 1.

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Hi!

If I use the Autoformat option and select "None," this gets me what I want -
so that I have no borders displaying and I can format everything on my own.

Just one major problem with that - using the Autoformat option (even with
"None" selected - the column widths automatically widen and screw up my
format.

Then, then when you turn off the Autoformat option - one would think you
would be all set, but now you run into the problem of the pivot table
automatically putting borders into the report upon a refresh or filtering the
report. I cannot even possibly fathom Microsoft's reasoning behind doing
this. Even if I never get this solved - I would love for someone to provide
some kind of explanation ;o)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rick



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Dear Debra!

You Rock!!! :o) I spoke with several people about this issue and no one had
any idea how to get around it. Also, in my research I found screenshots of
the Autoformat dialog box that included the options button, and I was
wondering why on earth that button was no longer available. Little did I know
that it was a separate dialog box outside of the pivot table, and even if I
had known - I would not have thought of the approach that you came up with.

That solution is way out of the box thinking, and I VERY MUCH appreciate
that!! I cannot thank you enough for your time and sharing your expertise :o)

Rick


"Debra Dalgleish" wrote:

The following will preserve your column widths:

In an used part of the worksheet, type a letter in a cell, and type a
number in the cell below.
Select either cell, and choose FormatAutoFormat
Click the Options button, and remove the check mark from Width/Height
Select the None AutoFormat (last in the list), and click OK
Select a cell in the pivot table, and press the F4 key, to repeat the
formatting (or choose EditRepeat AutoFormat)

You can clear the number and letter table created in step 1.

Perplexed wrote:
Hi!

If I use the Autoformat option and select "None," this gets me what I want -
so that I have no borders displaying and I can format everything on my own.

Just one major problem with that - using the Autoformat option (even with
"None" selected - the column widths automatically widen and screw up my
format.

Then, then when you turn off the Autoformat option - one would think you
would be all set, but now you run into the problem of the pivot table
automatically putting borders into the report upon a refresh or filtering the
report. I cannot even possibly fathom Microsoft's reasoning behind doing
this. Even if I never get this solved - I would love for someone to provide
some kind of explanation ;o)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rick



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Contextures
http://www.contextures.com/tiptech.html


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Default formatting pivot table report (borders automatically showing).

Hi Rick,

You're welcome! It's certainly not a documented feature, but one that I
found while experimenting with AutoFormat. Probably I was trying to
figure out why that Options button wasn't available while formatting a
pivot table.

Debra

Perplexed wrote:
Dear Debra!

You Rock!!! :o) I spoke with several people about this issue and no one had
any idea how to get around it. Also, in my research I found screenshots of
the Autoformat dialog box that included the options button, and I was
wondering why on earth that button was no longer available. Little did I know
that it was a separate dialog box outside of the pivot table, and even if I
had known - I would not have thought of the approach that you came up with.

That solution is way out of the box thinking, and I VERY MUCH appreciate
that!! I cannot thank you enough for your time and sharing your expertise :o)

Rick


"Debra Dalgleish" wrote:


The following will preserve your column widths:

In an used part of the worksheet, type a letter in a cell, and type a
number in the cell below.
Select either cell, and choose FormatAutoFormat
Click the Options button, and remove the check mark from Width/Height
Select the None AutoFormat (last in the list), and click OK
Select a cell in the pivot table, and press the F4 key, to repeat the
formatting (or choose EditRepeat AutoFormat)

You can clear the number and letter table created in step 1.

Perplexed wrote:

Hi!

If I use the Autoformat option and select "None," this gets me what I want -
so that I have no borders displaying and I can format everything on my own.

Just one major problem with that - using the Autoformat option (even with
"None" selected - the column widths automatically widen and screw up my
format.

Then, then when you turn off the Autoformat option - one would think you
would be all set, but now you run into the problem of the pivot table
automatically putting borders into the report upon a refresh or filtering the
report. I cannot even possibly fathom Microsoft's reasoning behind doing
this. Even if I never get this solved - I would love for someone to provide
some kind of explanation ;o)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Rick



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Contextures
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