Windows 10: Odd behaviour of Format Painter

Discus and support Odd behaviour of Format Painter in Microsoft Office and 365 to solve the problem; Hi folks. I'm getting some very odd behaviour with Format Painter in Word 2016. First of all, I know how format painter works, I have been using it... Discussion in 'Microsoft Office and 365' started by ArthurDent, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Odd behaviour of Format Painter

    Hi folks.

    I'm getting some very odd behaviour with Format Painter in Word 2016. First of all, I know how format painter works, I have been using it for years!

    However, on this new installation of both Windows 10 Pro (ver 2004) and MS Office Pro Plus 2016 Version 2005 (Build 12827.203336) I'm getting a very curious and unexplainable effect.

    I'm compiling a document which has been pulled from webpages. After putting the copied text through Notepad (to get rid of any embedded formatting), the text is pasted into Word.

    Each newly-pasted piece of text needs to be formatted the same as the previous section - and this where the problem arises.

    To demonstrate. Here is the document after a new piece of text has been pasted, but not formatted.

    Odd behaviour of Format Painter [​IMG]

    So, I highlight the title ("2. Dirt and Grime"), click on 'Format Painter' and then swipe (for want of a better word) across the text that needs re-formatting ("3. Blocking Views") and this is what I get ...

    Odd behaviour of Format Painter [​IMG]

    Any ideas (a) what is going on and (b) how to fix it??


    ArthurDent, Jul 8, 2020
  2. dma02 Win User

    N96 Odd rotate Behaviour

    I've stopped using the carrying case for a few days and I stopped getting that odd behaviour so I was sure it was the case. I'll go look for a better one this time.

    thanks for replies.
    dma02, Jul 8, 2020
  3. Fernandz Win User
    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD

    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
    Fernandz, Jul 8, 2020
  4. Odd behaviour of Format Painter

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