Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Format Painter

Created: Thursday, July 21, 2011, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:30 am

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Duplicating stuff in PowerPoint is easy — you just select a shape and press the Command D key combination. However, such duplication copies everything: the shape, and its format attributes, such as all fills, outlines, and effects associated with the selected shape. Sometimes you only want to use those fill, outline, and effect attributes for other shapes you create — for example, you have a square that is colored pink, it has no outline, and contains a bevel effect. Now you draw a star on your slide and it has completely different attributes — how can you make sure that it matches the attributes of the square? You can spend some time, and apply those attributes to the star as well, but if you need to do that for ten or fifteen more shapes, that may result in a few hours of repetitive work! Fortunately, the Format Painter command can rescue you from this monotonous task very easily.

Learn how to use the Format Painter command effectively in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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