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Tip: When I write, I just quickly put my thoughts down. I try not to worry about looks or specific formatting until after I’ve finished writing. At that point, it’s time to use Format Painter, a very nifty tool in Microsoft Word. Select the text or place the cursor on the text that has the font, style and
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When I write, I just quickly put my thoughts down. I try not to worry about looks or specific formatting until after I’ve finished writing. At that point, it’s time to use Format Painter, a very nifty tool in Microsoft Word.

  • Select the text or place the cursor on the text that has the font, style and size you want to copy. This could even be in another document, allowing you to style a new document exactly like the older document (click “Window†to switch between documents).
  • Click Format Painter.
  • Select the text that will be ‘painted’ with the font, style, and size you’ve copied. As noted above, this could even be a different document.
  • If you want to select several different text areas of your document, double-click on the Format Painter. Just remember to click Format Painter off or it will keep formatting whatever you click.
  • The Format Painter will also copy the ruler. Click a line that has tabs or indented margins.
  • Click or select a line or paragraph and the new format will be applied to the entire paragraph.
  • Bullets and numbering can also be copied with Format Painter.

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