# Copy margins and indentation format in paragraph [closed]

Hi.

Is there any way to easily copy the margin and indentation format of one paragraph to another one?

Using format brush only copies character format, and I need copying both character and paragraph format.

Thank you.

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### Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp close date 2015-11-12 12:55:38.471619

Can you provide an example of how you are using the paragraph and character styles? For example: abc 123 !@# where the text uses the Text body paragraph style and 123 is set in the Example character style. Note that a paragraph style does not have a "margin" only an indent. Also a character style is for marking only a subset of a paragraph and not the entire paragraph.

( 2013-04-15 14:21:00 +0100 )edit

I am actually concerned about paragraph and indentation. For instance, I have paragraph A with 0,4cm indentation before text and other paragraph and character settings. And I want to apply exactly the same format (character and paragraph), but specially indentation, to paragraph B. In simple words, I want B look like A, easily copying the format using the format paintbrush. Currently indentation of A is not applied to B. V. 4.0.1.2.

( 2013-04-15 18:53:07 +0100 )edit

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Just to be clear I think this question is asking about the Format Paintbrush toolbar button. There are a lot of bugs currently related to format+paintbrush and many of them appear to be duplicates in various ways. The copy paragraph / numbering format aspect has been report in this thread already.

The function seems to have suffered a regression in the v4.0.x series: FDO#62715, FDO#63317, and FDO#63387 all seemed related to this question. FDO#62708 is likely also related but does not provide version information. Earlier related bugs include: FDO#57514 (v3.6.x) and FDO#50639 (v3.5.x).

EDIT: As the comments below indicate, some of the originally indicated bugs have now been resolved as duplicates of FDO#59029 which contains this important information:

By default only the character formatting is copied; to include paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl when you click. To copy only the paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl+Shift when you click.

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The paragraph formats are the format applied to the whole paragraph. The character format are those applied to a portion of the paragraph. Be careful though, if you apply the bold format to a whole paragraph, so the bold format is a paragraph format, and then unbold a portion of this paragraph, the bold format is still a paragraph format. This paragraph is divided in two parts, one without character format and one with the "unbold" character format.

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Already answered in the thread you have linked: "By default only the character formatting is copied ; to include paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl when you click. To copy only the paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl+Shift when you click." Thank you.

( 2013-04-15 19:05:30 +0100 )edit
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fdo#62715, fdo#63387 have been marked as a duplicate of fdo#59029("it's not a bug, it's a feature").

fdo#63317, fdo#62708, fdo#57514 have Status: NEEDINFO.

( 2013-10-24 22:39:10 +0100 )edit
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@manj_k, thanks for the update. I have added some test files and comments to the NEEDINFO bugs, which largely appear to be resolved through use of the CTRL key method. Answer updated for clarity.

( 2013-10-26 13:14:49 +0100 )edit

@Antonio LO - reading your question and comments I get the impression that you want to use this particular paragraph style more often.

I would consider either

• a special paragraph style

or

• a template with a modified default paragraph style

to have the same style available as default or quickly

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