How to Quickly and Easily Copy Formatting in Google Docs

Manual formatting is time-consuming and it is difficult to maintain uniformity in different parts of the documents when you format each part separately.

A quick and best way is to copy formatting from one part of the text and apply it to other parts. It allows you to use the same style throughout the whole file. Google Docs also supports Copy Formatting.

Quickly and Easily Copy Formatting in Google Docs

Sign in to your google account using your internet browser. From the applications of Google account, go to Google Docs, and create a new document or open up the existing one.

Select the text in the document that has the format of your choice that you want to copy to any other section of your document. Locate and click on the “Paint Format” button in the toolbar.

After choosing that option, the mouse cursor will convert into the roller of the paint. This exhibits that the format you chose is copied and ready to paste on other texts.

Select the destination text, where you want to copy the selected formatting. As soon as you release the mouse button, the selected formatting will be applied to the destination text.

If you want to copy the format from one text instance to multiple instances in a file. Just double-click on the “Paint Format”. This action will lock the option and the cursor will remain as a paint roller. Now you can use this formatting on multiple texts and different places without having to copy the format repeatedly.

There are also shortcuts available to do the Copy Formatting easily and quickly. For instance, you can use the “Ctrl+Alt+C” to copy the format from the selected text. To paste the same format on another text, you just need to select the text and use “Ctrl+Alt+V” shortcut key combination and the formatting will be pasted to the selected text.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

You may also like...