Paste the formatting to the selected text (Format Painter). Most folks use the Format Painter command in the Home tab of the Ribbon. Apply or remove bold formatting. Excel Format Painter shortcut. Select the text or paragraph that has the completed formatting. Instead of clicking the Format Painter button on the ribbon, do the following: Select the cell containing the required format. Format Painter. Ctrl+I. This article describes the shortcuts that are available if you choose Outlook. Open a hyperlink. Click the target cell where you want to apply the formatting. Ctrl+B. Ctrl+Shift+V. Select the text that you want to re-format 3. Then, click to select each item, or region select the items to which you want to apply the formatting. On the Standard toolbar, double-click the Format Painter button. Copy the formatting of the selected text (Format Painter). Adding one more shortcut to Nikunj's answer - * copy cell format using CTRL + C * Paste format using CTRL + ALT + V > T CTRL + ALT + V also brings up paste special dialog box. In Outlook on the web and Outlook.com, you can use the keyboard shortcuts from Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, or Outlook. Copy some text with the wanted format by ctrl+c 2. I think it is a good idea, Users can use the keyboard shortcut to save time instead of selecting content then clicking the button to do the format. Go to the "Home" tab and single-click the "Format Painter" icon, which looks like a paintbrush, to change the pointer to a paintbrush.Use the paintbrush to paint over an area of text or a paragraph to which you want to apply the formatting. If you are selecting an entire paragraph, including the paragraph mark. Apply or remove underline formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C. Press Alt, H, F, P keys. The keyboard shortcut is a good one to remember since it packs even more power—once you’ve copied the formatting, you can paste the formatting onto as many shapes as you like without having to copy it again. Paste the copied format by ctrl+shift+v Word remembers what you have copied, so you can repeat step 2 and 3 as many times you like! This keyboard shortcut makes use of the Format Painter feature, which also allows you to copy formatting from one shape to another. Please note, the shortcut keys for Format Painter in Excel should be pressed one by one, not all at once: According to my test, the Format Painter keyboard shortcut (Command+Shift+C and Command+Shift+V) is not available in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Unfortunately, there is no one-key shortcut for the Format Painter, but it's a 2-step process, which makes sense. Although Excel doesn’t support these keyboard shortcuts, they work in many other Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Word Tip: Even though Format Painter is a handy feature in Microsoft Word, it’s not the best choice for longer Word documents. For instructions on how to change the version of the shortcut, go to Change the keyboard shortcuts version. When you want to copy a format, highlight a sample of the text and instead of pressing Ctrl+C, press Ctrl+Shift+C. In Word 2010 a faster shortcut for Format Painting is: 1. by Nils August 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm NOTE: Click the Format Painter button again when you are finished, or press ESC to turn off the Format Painter. Excel shortcut for the brush (copy format) For some discussion on the issue please see this other conversation which contains a link to that one but the link is broken for some reason: Looking for the keyboard shortcut for Copy Format and Paste Format (or format painter) To utilize this command, you would select the text that has the formatting you want to use in other areas, click the Format Painter icon, and then select the target text to which you would like to apply the formatting. Enter, when on the hyperlink text. Apply or remove italics formatting. Ctrl+U