Format Painter

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With Format Painter, you can copy and paste the format of text and table cells. Format Painter also works for text links.

Formatting a Single Selection

To copy the format to a single section:

1
Select a section.
2
From the Edit tab, click the Format Painter . This copies the format of the selected text or table cells.
3
Select the desired section to paste the formatting. If there is no selection, the formatting is pasted at the cursor position.

The format painter icon

Formatting Multiple Selections

To copy the format to multiple selections:

1
Select a section.
2
Double-click the Format Painter icon to capture the format of the selected text or table cells.
3
Make additional selections to paste the formatting.

Formatting multiple sections

4
To turn off Format Painter, single-click the icon again or press Esc.

Formatting Table Columns

You can also use the Format Painter to format table cells. When multiple formats exist across a row or column, Format Painter copies all of the formatting options so you can paint varying formats across multiple cells at once.

To copy the formatting of multiple cells:

1
Select the header of the row or column with the formatting you want to copy.
2
Single-click the Format Painter icon to format one column, or double-click to format multiple columns.
3
Select the heading of the desired column to apply the formatting.

The document outline panel