Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To change the formatting of multiple bits of text, double-click the Format Painter. That way, the
Format Painter cursor stays active, ready to paint lots of text. Press the Esc key to cancel your
Dutch Boy frenzy.
If you tire of the mouse, you can use the Ctrl+Shift+C key combination to copy the
character format from one location to another. Use the Ctrl+Shift+V key combination to paste
the character format; highlight the text in your document, and press Ctrl+Shift+V to paste in the
font formatting.
You can sorta kinda remember to use Ctrl+Shift+C to copy character formatting and use
Ctrl+Shift+V to paste, because Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V are the copy-and-paste shortcut keys. Sorta
kinda.
Don’t confuse the Format Painter with the highlighting tool, found in the Font group. See
Chapter 26 .
Automatic Formatting
Part of Word’s AutoCorrect function (covered in Chapter 7 ) is a feature named AutoFormat.
Whereas AutoCorrect is used to fix primarily typos and common spelling boo-boos, AutoFormat is used to
fix formatting fumbles. This section demonstrates AutoFormat’s prowess.
Enjoying automagical text
AutoFormat controls some minor text formatting as you type. The settings are visible in the
AutoFormat dialog box, as shown in Figure 17-2 .
 
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