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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