Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool


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Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool

When you're laying out a document, you'll often find yourself needing to copy formatting from one place in a document to another. Paragraph styles and object styles are one way to copy formatting. I'll be talking about those in a later chapter, but sometimes, it's just faster to use the Eyedropper tool. Let me show you how it works. I'm going to zoom in on this part of this page and I want to copy the formatting from this heading to this heading over here. To do this with the Eyedropper tool, I'll first select it in the tool panel and then come over and click on the formatting I want to copy.

Now, notice that before I click, I have a little white Eyedropper tool, and after I click, it changes to a black Eyedropper tool. That's to indicate that it's sucked up a little bit of a formatting, whatever I had clicked on. Now I'm going to come over here to what I want to apply the formatting to and I can either click or drag. In this case, I'm going to click...

Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool
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Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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