How to Copy Formatting in Pages

To copy the formatting of selected text: Press Ctrl + Alt + c (Windows or Chrome OS) or ⌘ + Option + c (Mac) .

Copying and pasting text in Apple Pages is a fundamental feature that we all use daily. It’s as simple as selecting the text, copying it, and then pasting it where we want it to go. In this article, we’ll show you how to copy formatting in Pages, which is a little different from copying and pasting plain text.

First, let’s go over the basic steps. To copy text in Pages, click at the beginning of the area you want to copy and drag your cursor over the text. Once you’ve highlighted what you need, unclick and you’ll see that the highlighted text continues to hold. To copy this text, click on the ‘Edit’ menu and select ‘Copy’. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut ‘Command + C’.

Next, navigate to where you want to paste the text and click on the ‘Edit’ menu. Select ‘Paste’ or use the keyboard shortcut ‘Command + V’ to paste the copied text. This method is relatively straightforward, and you can repeat it as many times as you need.

If you want to copy formatting in Pages, the process is a little different. Start by highlighting the text you want to copy and then right-click on it. From the context menu, select ‘Copy Style’. This action will copy the formatting of the text instead of the text itself.

Next, select the text where you want to apply the copied formatting and right-click on it. This time, select ‘Paste Style’ from the context menu. The formatting of the original text will be applied to the new text.

In conclusion, copying and pasting text in Pages is a simple process that is essential for productivity. You can use the ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ commands or the keyboard shortcuts ‘Command + C’ and ‘Command + V’ to copy and paste text quickly. To copy formatting, use the ‘Copy Style’ and ‘Paste Style’ commands. With these tools, you can easily copy and paste text and formatting in Pages.


How do you copy formatting in Apple Pages?
Do one of the following: Select the text with the style you want to copy. ... Choose Format >, Copy Style (from the Format menu at the top of your screen).Select other text where you want to apply the style, or place the insertion point in text, then choose Format >, Paste Style.
How do I paste and match formatting in pages?
Paste the text with its current formatting into a new paragraph: Choose Edit >, Paste, or press Command-V on the keyboard. Paste and match the style of the text where you're pasting: Choose Edit >, Paste and Match Style.
Is there a Format painter in Apple Pages?
It doesn't in Pages so, from my point of view, there is a bug. Most times it pays not to be short-sighted and go the extra step. Format Painter may pick up direct styles and apply them but when you want to change this later you have no real Styles to change and get to do it all over again manually.
How do I copy and paste and keep the same formatting?
Go to File >, Options >, Advanced.Under Cut, copy, and paste, select the down arrow for the setting to change . Pasting within the same document When you paste content into the same document from which you copied the content. ... Each setting has options you can set: ... Select OK.