QuarkXPress 2015 offers capability to pick the formats (style attributes) from selected text and apply to text elsewhere in the document.
• A new Style tool/button called Format Painter is introduced on Measurement palette that is available on Home and Character tabs for selection.
• How it works:
o Select text or click on text where you want to pick the formatting
o Click on the tool first to change cursor to Format picker mode. This step will copy the formatting from selected text already.
o Now make a selection of target text to apply formatting.
o The tool will have sticky behavior, so you can apply formatting as many text selections as you want.
o You can press Esc key or click back on Format Painter
o If the source text selection includes paragraph ending, it will apply both character and paragraph formatting to target text selection.
o If the source text selection has multiple character formats applied, it will only pickup formatting from the first character from source selection.
• Keyboard shortcuts:
For Picking the formatting:
Mac – Cmd+Option+Shift+C
Win – Ctrl+Alt+Shift+C
To apply formatting:
Mac – Cmd+Option+Shift+A
Win – Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A