Have you ever wanted to format a part of your document to match another part, but can’t seem to get it just right?
Microsoft Office has a built-in tool called the
Format Painter that allows you to select one bit of text, copy just its formatting, and apply that format to another bit of text.
- Select the portion of text you want to copy the formatting from.
- Click on the
Format Painterbutton your your toolbar/ribbon.
- You can double-click the
Format Paintericon on your toolbar/ribbon to apply the copied formatting to multiple selections. Hit the Escape key when you are done.
- For graphics, the
Format Painterworks best with drawing objects, such as AutoShapes. However, you can copy formatting from a picture (such as the picture’s border.)
Format Paintercannot copy the font and font size on WordArt text.
Colby Apps Docs
Colby Apps Docs has a similar tool called
Paint Format. It’s toolbar icon is a paint roller.