Tech Tuesday: Format Painter

Each Tuesday, pleasureinlearning brings you Tech Tuesday.  Come back each week for more ways to become efficient and effective in your use of technology. 


The Format Painter as been in Microsoft Office for a long time, but beginning in Office 2007 it holds a prominent position on the toolbar.  You can find it next to the copy and paste buttons on the left of the Home Tab in each of the Microsoft Office applications.  Format PainterThe Format Painter quickly takes the formatting from one part of your document and “paints” it on another part of your document.

To use the format painter:

  1. Place your cursor amongst the text that has the source formatting.
  2. Click the Format Painter Button.
  3. Select the destination text to apply the formatting.

If you double-click the Format Painter, you will be able to use it repeatedly as if you had the Midas touch.  Use the Format Painter in almost any of the Microsoft Office applications.



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