How to Use the Format Painter in Excel


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How are the Copy/Paste command and the Format Painter command different?

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1. What does it mean when selected cells connect?

2. Which answers best represents cells that are non-adjacent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining this hidden gem within the program, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of how to use the format painter in Microsoft Excel. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the differences between the copy and paste command and the format painter command as well as knowing the nature of the cells when they connect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Differences between copy and paste and the format painter
  • Nature of the cells when they connect
  • Non-adjacent cell representation
  • Location of the format painter icon
  • Steps to copy the formatting to other cells
  • Process to turn the format painter command off

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related format painter in Excel lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to copy the formatting to other cells and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as copy and paste and the format painter

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of formatting, review the corresponding lesson called, How to Use the Format Painter in Excel. This lesson will help you:

  • Know the importance of proper formatting in Excel
  • Identify the two operations found in the format painter tool
  • Understand what adjacent means
  • Describe how adjacent cells can be formatted
  • Appreciate the process of using format painter with non-adjacent cells