You can copy all formatting from one selection of text and quickly apply it to another by using the Format Painter.
Select some text that already has the formatting that you want to copy.
On the Standard toolbar, click Copy formatting from one location and apply it to another.
Drag across the text that you want to apply the formatting to.
To copy paragraph formatting instead of character formatting, be sure to include the paragraph markThe nonprinting symbol () that Word inserts when you press RETURN at the end of a paragraph. The paragraph mark stores the formatting that you apply to a paragraph. at the end of the paragraph. To see where the paragraph marks are located in your document, on the Standard toolbar, click Show all nonprinting characters .
To copy the same formatting to multiple selections, double-click Copy formatting from one location and apply it to another . You can then apply formatting until you press ESC.
The Format Painter is not available in focus view. If you are using Office 2011 (version 14.1 or earlier) focus view is called full screen view. For more information about the full screen view in Mac OS X 7 (Lion), see Reduce screen clutter for easier document viewing.