Save Time Using These Formatting Tricks

by Avantix Learning Team | Updated September 23, 2020

Applies to: Microsoft® Publisher® 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365 (Windows)

You can save a lot of time using these formatting shortcuts in Microsoft Publisher and you can use these in Publisher 2010, 2013 and 2016 (Windows).

1. Display the Font dialog box

Select the text and press Ctrl + Shift + F to display the Font dialog box.

2. Remove formatting from the selected text

To remove formatting from the selected text and return it to the current style, press Ctrl + spacebar.

3. Increase font size by standard increments

Select the text and press Ctrl + Shift + > to increase font size by standard increments.

4. Decrease font size by standard increments

Select the text and press Ctrl + Shift + < to decrease font size by standard increments.

5. Increase font size by point

Select the text and press Ctrl + ] to increase font size by point.

6. Decrease font size by point

Select the text and press Ctrl + [ to decrease font size by point.

7. Copy formatting

Select the text with the formatting you want to copy and press Ctrl + Shift + C to copy to the clipboard.

8. Paste formatting

Copy formatting and then select the text you wish to copy the formatting to and press Ctrl + Shift + V to paste the formatting.

9. Apply italics

Select the text and press Ctrl + I to apply italics.

10. Apply bold

Select the text and press Ctrl + B to apply bold.

11. Apply underline

Select the text and press Ctrl  + U to apply single underline.

12. Apply/remove superscript

Select the text and press Ctrl + Shift + = to apply or remove superscript.

13. Align text left

Select the text and press Ctrl + L to align to the left.

14. Align text right

Select the text and press Ctrl + R to align to the right.

15. Align text centre

Select the text and press Ctrl + E to align centre.

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