Paintbrush tool

Copy and paste formatting in just a snap!


With the paintbrush tool, you can copy the formatting from one text box, image, and cell to another. Follow the steps below to know how it works:

Step 1: Format a text box, image, or cell how you want. Note: the paintbrush tool can't copy multiple text styles, only one at a time. 


Step 2: Select the text/image/cell you want to copy. Click the paintbrush tool on the top menu to copy the formatting. You can also right-click and select "Copy Style".


Step 3: With the paintbrush tool, click the object you want to paste the formatting to (if you used the "Copy Style" method, you will right-click and select "Paste Style"). Notice how the style has been copied over. Pro tip: you can double-click the paintbrush tool to paste formatting to multiple objects. 



The paintbrush tool can only copy one style from a text box. When you paste to a text box, it applies it to the entire text box. The best way to work around this is to use Lucidpress' paragraph styles.

Highlight the text style. Then, go to the right-panel and expand the "Paragraph Styles" section to add a new style to your document. Once you save this style, you can apply it to different text boxes.


Another pro tip would be to keep your text boxes separated. Try not to put different text styles all in one text box.


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