MS-Word / General Formatting

Using Format Painter

Formatting can be simple, such as underlining text, or fairly complicated, such as underlining text while also changing its font and font size. After you format one chunk of text a certain way, you may want to format other parts of your document the exact same way.

Although you could take time to format text manually, it is much easier to use Format Painter instead. To use Format Painter, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Home tab and then select the text that contains the formatting you want to copy.
  2. Click the Format Painter icon, as shown in Figure below.

    Format Painter icon

    After you choose the Format Painter command, the mouse pointer turns into a paintbrush icon.
  3. Select the text that you want to format. (Move the mouse pointer over the beginning of the text you want to format, hold down the left mouse button, and drag the mouse until you reach the end of the text you want to format.) Word applies your formatting to your text.
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