If you have done a lot of formatting to a particular object, there's an easy way to copy those attributes to another object without having to redo and remember all the steps. It's called the Format Painter tool and it works on any object, including text. Staff author Jess Stratton demonstrates how to use the tool in Microsoft PowerPoint.
- [Voiceover] A few videos back,…I showed you how to create these great icons…using nothing but PowerPoint Shapes.…You can create an icon set with different colors…until you can finally decide on one color scheme.…Once you've done that, in one click,…you can copy the style that you finally chosen…over to all of the other icons.…As you can see, all of these icons…have different background colors.…This was great because it gave me a chance…to play around with colors and pick one that I really liked.…
Ultimately, I've decided that I'm going to go…with this background, the one with some shape…and a little shadow to it.…I may have made a lot of chances to that shape.…I don't have to remember every single step.…I can use a built-in tool from PowerPoint…called the Format Painter tool.…This tool allows me to copy the format of any object,…including text, and in one click, paste that style,…and even if there's multiple changes that I made with it,…over to that object.…
Let's see it in action.…I'm going to highlight this background.…
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- Changing the default save location
- Creating custom icons with shapes
- Copying and pasting formatting
- Organizing slides into sections
- Creating layouts with slide masters
- Adding footers
- Creating handouts
- Using Presenter view and annotations
- Working with Excel data