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how do i copy paragraph formats?

asked 2016-04-20 05:37:40 +0200

lloyde12000 gravatar image

The help says to use Ctrl+the copy format button, but I cannot make this work. What am I missing? Thanks.

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answered 2016-04-20 16:13:13 +0200

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Help: "Copy Formatting with the Clone Formatting Tool"
The clone formatting tool is the paintbrush. image description With the cursor in the source paragraph, click the paintbrush button. Move the cursor to the target paragraph, hold down the Ctrl key then click the mouse. The Ctrl key triggers copying the paragraph format not just the character format.

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This does NOT work for me.

Libre Office Version: (x64).

I have a simple format (background color) on a single paragraph whose formatting I am trying to copy to another paragraph.

I have tried every combination of ctrl and shift when clicking on source and/or clicking on target -- no copying of formatting.

Is there a known problem with copying paragraph formatting. What are the keystrokes (mouse clicks) for copying paragraph formatting?



ToddLibre gravatar imageToddLibre ( 2017-06-12 00:35:25 +0200 )edit

Does your source paragraph have its own style? Perhaps the background color was applied by direct formatting or as a character style.

w_whalley gravatar imagew_whalley ( 2017-06-12 18:26:35 +0200 )edit

This works for me.

holy-harp gravatar imageholy-harp ( 2019-09-12 19:11:01 +0200 )edit
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