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I've been looking on the Internet for the shortcut to the Format Painter tool. No luck so far, it seems there's no shortcut for this tool. Maybe someone here knows better.

Format Painter Icon

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There is no official keyboard shortcut for that. But you can customize a shortcut. Here's how:

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Go to Tools-> Customize Keyboard. Select "Edit" from categories. On the right hand side select "Formatting". Go to "Press new shortcut key" and type in a new shortcut. I used Command + Shift + v. And , click on "Add" . Close the window. All set. Now i can just use the normal copy ( Command + c) the cells from which i want to copy the formatting. Then go the cell where i want to paste the format and hit the keyboard shortcut (Command + Shift + v). –  aseem Jun 11 '13 at 18:41
These instructions are for excel and do not work for word. –  Will Jan 18 at 12:29

The words to describe the icon you selected is the format painter shortcut in excel.

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What do you mean by HFP? –  Matteo May 8 '13 at 10:16
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This article here gave a detail guide on how to solve this quickly.

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To copy the format there is a predefined shortcut, cmd+shift+c.

To paste the copied format, use cmd+shift+v.

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Within Microsoft Office, one can use:

  • Cmd + Opt + c to copy format
  • Cmd + Opt + v to paste format
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