Students who use the writing process should be encouraged to type their thoughts quickly and not worry about specific formatting until after they finish writing. So hereâ€™s a good strategy you can show their teachers in a writing workshop. When students are ready, they can format the new text by 'painting' it with the formatting of another selection. Hereâ€™s how:
- Select the text or place the cursor on the text whose font, style and size you want to copy.
- Click Format Painter on the standard toolbar.
- Next, select the text which will be changed to the font style and size of the other.
- 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.
Quick Tip: Double-click on the Format Painter and you can change the formatting on multiple areas of your document. Just be careful that you donâ€™t click on an area that you donâ€™t want modified.
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