When you release the mouse, the formatting is applied and the format painter tool is turned off again. You may, of course, turn this feature off in your web browser if it makes you uncomfortable. When you select your target text, the copied formatting is applied as soon as you release the mouse button. I have the exact same problem. I think format painter should apply a style, period. Probably isn't but it seems so. However, there is another tool that you can use instead of the Format Painter: Copy Format Ctrl+Shift+C and Paste Format Ctrl+Shift+V.
I have a line of text that a few words are blue and bolded. Highlighted text from a prior item in the summary - Arial 11pt Plain 4. As an example of random behaviour here is what just happened. In the 2010 version in Word, I can duplicate what seems to be a bug. If you continue to use this site I will assume that you are okay with this. Click in the text to which you want to apply the formatting. I wanted to pick up a color with bolding and when painting over a word or phrase sometimes it appeared non-bolded and Times Roman, but still blue.
However, the Font Size seems to adjust properly. They should do; ctrl+c is the shortcut for copying and ctrl+v is the shortcut for pasting. I am only copying the format from one paragraph to another. I have the same problem Judi has. One piece of text is arial, 11, with a checkbox bullet. Access®, Excel®, FrontPage®, Outlook®, PowerPoint®, Word® are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. To do this, the formatted text and click the Format Painter option.
The Format Painter applies the same color, font style and size, and border style to selected text. The text I had selected was Calibri, bold and blue, my resulting text was Times, and blue. Here you can see how to disable and re-enable the Paste Options in Word 2010: Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. This works only one time, and then the brush reverts to the usual pointer. Note the paintbrush that stalks your cursor as you move it. I wanted to copy that formating, so I click in the word or select a portion of text -- works the same either way and then paint over the text to be modified. When you release the mouse button assuming you used a mouse to select the text , the desired formatting is magically applied.
If you find using the Format Painter button on the ribbon cumbersome, use the built-in shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+C for copy format and Ctrl+Shift+V for paste format instead. Has the tool changed in 2010? Rich I have the exact same problem. You can copy all the formatting and paste it in one go to your target text. Once you start using it, you'll be surprised how often it comes in handy. Highlighted Pasted Text - Font becomes Times New Roman 11pt Plain If I then do steps 3-5 again, the font updates correctly to Arial 11pt Plain. Excel for Office 365 Word for Office 365 Outlook for Office 365 PowerPoint for Office 365 Publisher for Office 365 Access for Office 365 Excel 2019 Word 2019 Outlook 2019 PowerPoint 2019 OneNote 2016 Publisher 2019 Access 2019 Visio Professional 2019 Visio Standard 2019 Project Professional 2019 Excel 2016 Word 2016 Outlook 2016 PowerPoint 2016 OneNote 2013 Publisher 2016 Access 2016 Visio 2013 Visio Professional 2016 Visio Standard 2016 Project Professional 2016 Excel 2013 Word 2013 Outlook 2013 PowerPoint 2013 Publisher 2013 Access 2013 Excel 2010 Word 2010 Outlook 2010 PowerPoint 2010 OneNote 2010 Access 2010 Publisher 2010 Visio 2010 Excel 2007 Word 2007 Outlook 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Access 2007 Excel Starter 2010 Project for Office 365 Project Online Desktop Client Project Professional 2013 Project Standard 2007 Project Standard 2010 Project Standard 2013 Project Standard 2016 Project Standard 2019 Visio Online Plan 2 Visio Premium 2010 Visio Professional 2013 Visio Standard 2010 Use the Format Painter on the Home tab to quickly apply the same formatting, such as color, font style and size, and border style, to multiple pieces of text or graphics. To change the format of multiple selections in your document, you must first double-click Format Painter.
The text — just plain with no formatting. Nobody is denying that here is a problem but it isn't one that either Doug or I can see, or one that I have enough detail about to be able to help. To turn off the format painter, press escape or click the format painter button again. I understand that you need details. They just write all sorts of complex code that is totally useless to every person that is not a complete expert in the stupid idiosyncrasies of that program.
Hope this helps get closer to a solution. The Importance Of Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts are the key to working faster with Microsoft Word. I wanted to copy that formating, so I click in the word or select a portion of text -- works the same either way and then paint over the text to be modified. When highlighted it says it is Normal style. You could try to remember all of the effects applied and apply them to the second photo as well—or you could save some time and use the Format Painter. Select the first line and then change its font to be something weird! Usually, the most time spent composing a document is spent with your hands over the keyboard, when you are typing in the content.
I'm having the same issue on my work laptop. This tool delivers real time-savings to users, particularly those working with lengthy or complex documents. Word formats the new text to look just like the already formatted text. Hi, When you paste the text in Word 2010, you can see the Paste Options: If you want to keep the original format, you can choose Keep Source formatting. If you would like it so stay on so you can copy that same formatting to multiple selections, double-click rather than clicking the button in step 2. Copy some text with the wanted format by ctrl+c 2.