How To Use Paint Format In Google Docs

Google Docs offers a variety of features to help you format your documents. One of the most useful is the paint format tool. This tool lets you copy the formatting you have applied to a specific section of text and apply it to another section with just a few clicks.

It is pretty easy to use the paint format in Google Docs. Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1

Open the document in which you want to use the paint format tool.

Step 2

Select the text that has the formatting you want to copy.

Step 3

Click on the ‘Paint format’ (the paintbrush icon) from the top-left of the taskbar.

Step 4

Now, your cursor will turn into a paintbrush. Hover over the text where you want to paste the copied formatting.

Step 5

Select the particular text to paste the formatting.

And that’s it! Now you will find that the copied formatting is applied to the text you have selected.

You can also use the copied format for multiple texts. In this case, you will need to lock the Paint Format icon by double-clicking the icon. After that, you can apply it to other text areas by selecting them. When you are done, click the icon again to unlock it.


The paint format tool is a great way to quickly copy and apply formatting in Google Docs. It can save you a lot of time, especially if you are working on longer documents. Give it a try and see how it can help you streamline your workflow.