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Given that I am not using a proper stylesheet/style

Is there a way of making the colour selector the same colour as an existing word?

I can copy and paste some text to keep the colour, but I just want to make other test the same colour? any ideas.

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Yes, use the format painter.

  1. Select the text you want to copy the formatting from
  2. Click on the "format painter" button. It looks like a yellow paintbrush. In 2003 it is just to the left of undo. In 2007 it is on the "Home" tab toward the left side of the ribbon.
  3. Drag through any text you want to see in the same color.

Notes: It doesn't just do color. It does all formatting

If you want to apply the formatting to multiple pieces of text, double click the format painter button instead of single clicking and you can apply it as much as you want. When you are done, just de-select the painter or hit the "escape" key

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