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Microsoft Word has a very useful command for copying and pasting formatting. Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrol+Shift+V

Is there such a command available in Libre Office Writer? If not, is there some way of adding it?

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Is Paste Special what you are looking for? I thought pasting preserved formatting by default. – Tom Brossman Dec 18 '12 at 9:56
No, not just Paste Special. Ctrl+Shift+C will just copy the formatting of the selected text. Ctrl+Shift+V will then copy the formatting onto the (some other) selected text. – arahant Dec 18 '12 at 10:54
There are quite a few features present in MS Office that aren't (yet) available in LibreOffice. Copying and pasting formats seems to be one of them. In both Calc and Writer, Ctrl+Shift+C is unassigned. You can see the "bindings" in Tools, Customize, Keyboard tab. And in both Calc and Writer, Ctrl+Shift+V is "paste special". I even checked the LibreOffice extensions site but came up empty. – user25656 Dec 18 '12 at 11:57
Thanks for the info. – arahant Dec 19 '12 at 15:54

Format Paintbrush is your friend:

it is just next to Undo

You can set a (custom) shortcut key to it if you don‘t like clicking it: from the menu, choose Tools - Customize - Keyboard tab (a document must be opened)

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