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Format painter keyboard shortcut in Word 2007 open a menu

by rkr3 / July 27, 2008 12:55 AM PDT

I use Office 2007 on Windows XP Pro SP3.

I'm having an issue with the Format Painter keyboard shortcut keys in Word 2007 (CTRL-SHIFT-C). Previously, this would copy the formatting of the selection, all ready to paste (the formatting) into the destination selection.

Suddenly, things seem to have changed recently (and I don't know how or why this happened; that is, what triggered it, since I haven't made any changes to my Office 2007 installation). Now, when I do a CTRL-SHIFT-C, instead of silently copying the formatting, a "Copy Format" menu opens up with options for copying various types of formatting (Font, Paragraph, Font+Paragraph, Borders and Shading, and various other options).

How do I get rid of this -- all I want is the previous functionality, where CTRL-SHIFT-C would just copy the formatting silently, ready for pasting.


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