About this lesson
Quickly copy and paste “formats” with this amazing button.
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Use the Format Painter button to quickly copy and paste “formats”.
When to use
Any time you want to quickly duplicate formatting, the Format Painter button is the best option.
- Click the line of text that you want to copy Formatting from.
- Click the Format Painter button on the Home ribbon, Clipboard group.
- Click and drag over the line of text that you want to apply the Formatting to.
- The format only applies to the SELECTED text. Make sure you have told the computer what you want it to do by clicking, dragging, and selecting the text.
- Single click the Format Painter to use it one time only.
- Double click the Format Painter to use it as many times as you like until you are finished.
- Press ESC on keyboard to turn off the Format Painter when you are done; or click the button to turn it off.
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