Many times we need to apply the same formatting effects, like font,font size, style, color, border, shading and many more to different portions in active document with the help of Format Painter facility in MS Word. Format in MS Word is an important tool of Microsoft Word.
You can use Format Painter to quickly applied copied formatting from one place to another place in the active document of MS Word. If you want to cancel Format paint then you just simply press ESC key. Format Painter copy all formatting from any selected text or shape, picture and many more and apply formatting on target location within a second. There are two simplest ways from which you can easily apply Format Painter in different versions of Microsoft Word.
Method 1: Format Painter using the Shortcut Key Combination
Step 1. If you want to copy formatting to place and apply on another place then first you have to select the formatted text or shape which formatting you want to copy.
Step 2. To copy the formatting press CTRL+SHIFT+C shortcut key combination.
Step 3. Select the target text or shape on which you want to paste or apply copied formatting.
Step 4. To paste formatting on target location you have to press CTRL+SHIFT+V shortcut key combination.
Method 2: Format Painter using the Mouse
You can also use another method to copy formatting from one place to another place using the Mouse:
Step 1. Select the formatted text or shape (source location) which formatting you want to copy.
Step 2. Now, Click on the Format Painter button which is placed in the Home tab >>> Clipboard group for copy formatting.
Step 3. Select the target text or shape (target location) on which you want to paste formatting.
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