Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Copying Text Attributes with Format Painter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:45 AM IST



PowerPoint 2010’s Format Painter option does an absolutely amazing job of copying all the formatting attributes from one slide object to another. For instance, you can copy all attributes of a shape (and even the text that the shape contains) to another shape, text box, or even a text placeholder. However, this is an all-or-nothing option. Sometimes, you may want to just copy the text formatting attributes, without copying the shape fill or any of the other shape attributes. This can be even more confusing when the text itself is formatted in more than one style. Selecting the entire text box, and then copying its attributes to another text box using the Format Painter will never replicate two text styles — so clearly there has to be a better way! We explain the better way in this tutorial — read further to understand.

Learn how to use the Format Painter command effectively to copy text attributes in PowerPoint 2010.

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