As an IT Support company that specialises in the Microsoft 365 suite, we love sharing our favourite tips and tricks on how to use Microsoft apps more efficiently and bringing to light some of its hidden features.
Here are a few of our favourites.
Microsoft Word's format painter is the feature I use most frequently in Word. You can click the painter once to copy and paste a format once, or you can double click it, holding the format in the paster until you unclick it or press ESC. Think of it as being the same as copy and pasting text but rather than pasting content, you're copying and pasting the format. Here's how to use it:
1. Select the text or image you want to copy the format of
2. On the Home tab in Word, click Format Painter, located in the top left corner
3. Use the brush to paint over the text you want to paste the format to
4. To paste the format to multiple locations, go back to step two but double click the Format Painter button
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The Clipboard Panel
The Microsoft Word Clipboard gives you a space to copy up to 24 items and keep them in the clipboard. As items are added to the Clipboard, the newest copied item is always added to the top. When the 25th item is copied, it will be added to the top and the previous 24th item will be deleted. Here's how to use the Clipboard panel:
1. Open the file you are copying items from
2. Select the first item and click CTRL + C, or right-click and copy
3. Continue to copy items as you need
4. Click the little arrow at the bottom right-hand corner of the paste section under the Home tab to open the panel and see all of your copied items