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Tuesday, December 11 , 2018

Google Docs: Paint Format Tool

Google Docs UPDATE: Paint Format Tool

Did you know that you can copy the formatting of multiple text, cells, or an object with the paint format tool? With the new UPDATE, you can now simply double-click the tool icon to enter “persistent” mode and apply that formatting to multiple texts in a document. Just re-click the icon or tap Escape on your keyboard to stop.

NOTE: The "persistent" paint format mode is currently only available in Docs, but it is to be rolled out to Sheets and Slides in the coming weeks.

To use the Paint Format Tool:

  1. On your computer, open a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file.
  2. Select the text, range of cells, or object you want to copy the format of.
  3. In the toolbar, click Paint format (see picture on the left). Your cursor icon will change to show you're in paint format mode.
  4. Select what you want to paste the formatting onto.
  5. The formatting will change to be the same as the formatting you copied.

Keyboard shortcutsTo copy the formatting of selected text: Press Ctrl + Alt + c (Windows or Chrome OS) or ⌘ + Option + c (Mac).To apply the formatting you copied to a different text selection: Press Ctrl + Alt + v (Windows or Chrome OS) or ⌘ + Option + v (Mac).

Original Post: G Suites Updates Blog

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