Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8

    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2010
    Posts
    4
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8
    Hi
    I'm new to the world of Mac. I've been trying to get used to the way the OS behaves and in this endeavor the internet has been a big help. However, there is one specific issue for which I have not found any help anywhere. So I thought I'd ask the forum here.

    I wanted to find out if anyone is aware of a keyboard shortcut for the 'Format Painter' function in Word for OSX. In Windows, its typically shift ctrl c to copy the format, and shift ctrl v to paste the format. I tried to replace ctrl with cmd but that didn't work.

    Any help would be really appreciated, because I have this huge document to format and don't fancy using the mouse!

    Thanks for having me here and looking forward to any suggestions!

  2. #2
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,744
    Specs:
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    You'll have to add one (two, actually) since there isn't one by default.

    Choose Tools > Customize Keyboard... and choose the "Edit" category. Assign shortcuts to the "CopyFormat" and "PasteFormat" commands.

  3. #3
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8

    Member Since
    Apr 11, 2010
    Posts
    4
    Thank you! That worked!

  4. #4
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,018
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    And if using Office 2008, go into Preferences and save Word documents as .doc, and not the default .docx otherwise your Windows friends will have problems with your Word attachments. There have been a number of important updates to Office 2008, currently up to version 12.2.4. Just hit the update button in Help.

  5. #5
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,744
    Specs:
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    And if using Office 2008, go into Preferences and save Word documents as .doc, and not the default .docx otherwise your Windows friends will have problems with your Word attachments
    Only if they're still using Office 2003 (or something even older than that.)

    And even then they could use the free importer that is available for download.

  6. #6
    Some help re MS Word for OS X 10.5.8
    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    20,018
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Most PC users are unaware of the converter.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MS Word 2011: how to import macros from MS Word 2004?
    By swenniels in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-20-2013, 05:01 PM
  2. Word documents created in word 2003 on a pc won't open in Mac word 2011
    By nevergettoride in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2012, 01:22 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-20-2011, 02:22 PM
  4. HELP! Word 2004 Quits, Trying to open word docs
    By sfdesign in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2008, 04:20 PM
  5. Word 2004 corrupt fonts - word won't run
    By rcronin in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-22-2007, 01:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •