Copy and Paste A Style

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 08:03 AM – Tips and Hints

I love, love, love this tip. I wish I had discovered it ages ago. I found it while glancing through a copy of a friend’s copy of Scott Kelby and Dave Gale’s book Mac OSX Leopard Killer Tips. (New Riders, $34.99). It’s a great book.

You are creating a document, an email or a letter, or whatever, and you want to copy and paste information from another document or source. The new information does not match your font so you have to manipulate it to get it to match. This is a particular problem in emails because once you enter a new font your email tends to continue in the new font.

Try this. After you paste in the new text, select some text in the formatting you want to use and press Command-Option-C. By adding the “option” only the format of the selected text is copied.

Highlight the text you want to change and press Command-Option-V. The text should change to match the rest of the text in your document — and you can continue on your happy way.


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