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I am looking to copy the formatting of typesetting from one paragraph to another. It is easy in InDesign using the eyedropper tool, not so easy in Quark. Does anyone have a suggestion please how to do this in Affinity Publisher? I can not find it in the help dropdown. Thank you.

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I would suggest saving it as a character style in the Text Styles panel then applying that style to the new text.

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Great, thanks for your advice. I am enjoying using this program, very intuitive and easy having used both iD and Quark for 20-odd years.

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The following works, though arguably it might be better to use paragraph or character styles:

  1. Format your text as you want it. Select/highlight it.
  2. In the Styles panel (not Text Styles), click the hamburger menu and Add Style from Selection.
  3. Later, for some other text, select/highlight the text and drag the Style onto it.

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While creating and saving Styles may be useful and does get the job done, one may not want to add the momentarily-needed formatting to their Styles collection AND it would be far faster to be able to right-click and have a  "clone formatting" or "format painter" (the latter being a Microsoft term for a format cloning function) added to the pop-up box that now only include a few basic actions (cut,copy, paste...).  IMO, this is an easy fix and a big miss for Affinity.

 

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On 6/6/2019 at 4:26 AM, ACPhillips said:

"clone formatting" or "format painter"

Starting to miss this.

Anyway, it's time to adjust my workflow and work with what I currently have. I'm still complaining bout it tho. LOL

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