Have you noticed this icon while working inside of a Google Doc? How about a Google Slides project? Google Drawings? Do you have any idea what it does? In fact, it can be a powerful tool that allows the user to customize the format of a piece of text then quickly apply it at various points throughout the artifact.
To use the Paint Format tool:
- Format a piece of text/cell with the size, style, or color into the desired appearance.
- Highlight the text/cell, then activate the Paint format tool.
- To apply the format to a single word, simply double+click on the word. To apply the format to a series of words, a sentence, a paragraph, etc. then click-&-drag your cursor over the desired text.
- To quickly apply the format to multiple places throughout your artifact, double+click on the Paint format tool to lock it into the ‘ON’ position. When done, click on the Paint format tool again to turn it off.
To see the Paint format tool in action please refer to the video below from BetterCloud Monitor.