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    Hi - How do I set up a keyboard short-cut for Format Painter? (MS Word 2008 for Mac version 12.1.7)
    Thanks Derek

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    There are two built-in keyboard shortcuts you can use:

    - Select the text whose formatting you want to copy, and press Command+Shift+C.
    - Next, select the text to which you want to apply the formatting, and press Command+Shift+V.

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    Hi Hans
    Thanks for the welcome.
    I tried the shortcut but it didn't seem to work. Am I missing something?
    Regards Derek

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    I don't have a Macintosh myself, so I don't know why it wouldn't work. Perhaps someone who has a Mac will have a suggestion.

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    So no one knows - oh dear!

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    [quote name='Derek100' post='774655' date='11-May-2009 14:57']So no one knows - oh dear![/quote]
    Sorry about that! Perhaps you'll have a better chance of a reply in one of the Mac forums, such as Mactopia Word.

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    Yes, Bob Jones from Mactopia ( http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.mspx ) came up with the answer:

    Go into Tools> Customize Keyboard & Menus then click the Keyboard button. On
    the Commands page select Edit from the Categories list then locate the
    following commands & assign the keystroke of choice to each:

    CopyFormat
    PasteFormat

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    Great! Thanks for posting back with the solution, it may well be useful to other users!

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