Apply Formatting in Powerpoint 2010


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One of the most powerful tools in Microsoft Office is the application of formatting feature. This feature basically lets you define the right format once and apply the same to a series of objects in the rest of the presentation or any other file. While working with large presentations or just working on slides for a long time, if you ever need to make a change in the style and want it applied across multiple content this is the tool to use.

The following are the steps to apply formatting to your presentation −

Step 1 − Select the content you want to copy the formatting from.

Step 2 − Go to the Clipboard group under the Home ribbon.

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Step 3 − Click on the Format Painter icon.

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Step 4 − Select the content you want to format.

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Here are some key aspects about the Format Painter −

  • If you click on the Format Painter icon just once, the formatting will be copied just once.

  • If you click on the Format Painter icon twice quickly, you can copy the formatting multiple times.

  • If you want to copy just the text formatting and not the paragraph features, ensure that you select just the sample text and not the entire paragraph.

  • If you want to copy paragraph and font formatting, you must select the entire paragraph.

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