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    Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    Is there a way to use the Format Paint command found on the standard toolbar by keystrokes only, please?

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    The Format Painter button on the toolbar has two functions: 1) copy the format of selected text, 2) apply this format to other selected text. The keyboard shortcut for the first function is Ctrl+Shift+C, and that for the second function is Ctrl+Shift+V.

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

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    Figured you'd know!

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    Hans,

    There was a recent thread on the ppt board started by WebGenii about this <post#=583281>post 583281</post#>. In ppt, I think the shortcut keys you mentioned are for a slightly different but closely related function. I thought it was mentioned those keys when used in Word functioned the same as in ppt. They probably do what the poster here wanted though.

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    What "slightly different but closely related function" do you think they have in Word?

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    For example, the ctrl+shift+v combination can be used even after doing something else like typing. With format painter, certain actions will cancel the painting even if you double-clicked the paint brush to begin with - works the same in ppt and Word. For example, if you switch to another Word doc in another window, you can't use the format painter that you turned on in the 1st Word window. Moreover, if you return to the first Word window, format painter has been canceled. But with Ctrl+shift+c, you can "paint" in another Word window with ctrl+shift+v and then return to the first window and continue "painting".

    WebGenii referred to an old post that showed some differences. Turned out that was my post from 5 years ago when I did some experimenting on this.

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    Re: Keystroke for 'Format Paint' (2000 9.0.6926 SR3)

    OK, in that sense they are different. As far as I know, there is no keystroke that is the exact equivalent of the Format painter, but I don't think one would be needed. The "copy formatting" and "paste formatting" commands come near enough.

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