Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Copy Text Formatting Using
Format Painter
Open a presentation in PowerPoint.
If you want to copy formatting from one presentation to another,
open a second presentation.
Click the Home tab in the Ribbon.
Click the cursor in a text placeholder whose formatting
you want to copy and apply to a different slide or
different presentation.
Open a context menu (right-click) and click the Format
Painter tool (see Figure 5-11).
Figure 5-11: Click the Format Painter tool
Alternately, you can also click the Format Painter tool in the Ribbon
in the Clipboard area on the far left of the Ribbon.
Click a slide in the Slides pane to which you want to
apply the same style or a slide on another presentation.
When you click the Format Painter tool, the cursor
changes to an I-beam with a paintbrush. Move the
cursor to a text placeholder and drag across the text line to
which you want to apply the copied style. The same text
attributes (font style, point size, color, and bullets) from
the text you originally clicked with the Format Painter
tool are applied to the target slide (see Figure 5-12).
If you want to apply a style to several slides, double-click the
Format Painter tool. Click and drag across text you want to change.
Press the Page Down key to scroll slide pages and select more text
to change. Repeat the steps to change all the text you want to
change. When you finish, click the Format Painter tool again to turn
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