Quick Formatting in Microsoft Applications
Most of you have probably experienced the need to format specific words or phrases with the same attributes. The Format Painter tool (on the standard toolbar) can speed up this process by acquiring the text characteristics from one selection and applying them to another.
With the cursor flashing somewhere in a word displaying the desired format,
- Click on the Format Painter (looks like a paintbrush).
The mouse pointer turns into a paintbrush.
- Drag over any unformatted text and let go of the mouse.
The selected text now appears with the same attributes.
If there is more than one word or phrase that requires the new format,
- Double click on the Format Painter and continue dragging over each occurrence of text and releasing the mouse.
- To turn the tool off click on it one more time.