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Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent
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Author:  paul1149 [ Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

I've been doing work formatting modules, and discovered the Format Painter. It works great, but it doesn't seem to have the ability to persist so that you can do repetitive formatting changes? With LibreOffice you can double-click to keep FP active until clicked again, and this is hugely labor-saving.

I'm in theWord 6.0.0.1516.

Just a thought. Thank you.

Author:  paul1149 [ Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

What I did when I had a lot of format cloning to do, it copy/paste to LO and do it there.

Author:  Doctordavet [ Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

Yep. Nice suggestion. When making formatting updates, it would be helpful if that button stayed active until otherwise turned off. At least somehow make an option for it to stay engaged until disengaged, if you don't want to make it sticky (I wouldn't be surprised if that option doesn't already exist and I just haven't found it yet).

Author:  JG [ Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

At the time it was implemented 2014, the action did not exist for the control used and Costas had to make it by hand. Perhaps in the last 7 years the feature has been added to the control. Will have to check with Jonathan.

Author:  Doctordavet [ Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

Hey, Jon,

If I could push a button to "like" your post, I would. :)

Author:  JG [ Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

Thanks.
Actually Jonathan has been looking into this feature and it is looking hopeful for it having a persistent mode in some way.
No idea if it will see daylight soon, so stay tuned.
Oh and the actual control that is used in theWord still does not have a format painter inbuilt.

Author:  paul1149 [ Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestion: Make Format Painter optionally persistent

Thanks for looking into it. :)

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