Frequently asked questions - Writer
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How to reproduce the layout with a tool similar to the MS Word one?
This mode is called Fill Format Mode and is situated in the Styles and Formatting window.
- To access it, from the menu bar, select ▸ (or F11).
- In the dialog that appears, the Fill Format Mode is the second from the right ("fill icon"). This is a toggle button - click once to enable it, a second click will disable it.
- Once activated, select the style you want to reproduce and click (several times if necessary) the area(s) of text that you want to modify.
Alternatively, you can use the "Format Paintbrush" from the Standard Toolbar.