Yesterday, i created a custom PivotTable Style for a customer, to make it easy to format multiple pivot tables, using their corporate colour scheme.
PivotTable Styles are available in Excel 2010 and Excel 2007, and if you don't like the existing styles, you can create your own custom styles, and apply those to any pivot table.
Copy Custom PivotTable Styles
Unfortunately, there's no built in way to copy a custom PivotTable style from one workbook to another. A while ago, I made this video, to show you a workaround for copying your favourite styles to a different workbook.
Remove Existing Formatting
If you're applying a built-in or a custom style to a pivot table, you might need to remove any manually applied formatting first.
- Instead of clicking on the PivotTable Style icon, right-click on it.
- Then, click Apply and Clear Formatting
You might need to tidy up the pivot table after you apply the new style, but with Custom Styles you can quickly format your pivot tables, so they have a consistent appearance.