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Lesson 4. Adding Text > Using Paste Attributes

Using Paste Attributes

Fireworks retains the stroke and fill of the last selected object. This means that if you draw a line and change the stroke, then the next line you draw will look the same as the last line. If you switch to the Rectangle tool, then the rectangle you draw will have the same stroke attributes as the previous line. This ability to pick up the attributes of an object is very handy when you want your new objects to have the same look as a previous one.

When you have objects already on the page that you want to look the same, you can use the Paste Attributes command to copy the stroke, fill, and effect from one object to another.

1.
Select the object you want to use as the base model and choose Edit > Copy.

Not only are you making a copy of the object, but you are also copying the attributes of the object.

2.
Select the object to which you want to copy the attributes and choose Edit > Paste Attributes.

The object takes on the look of the first object. The shape is not changed—only the attributes are copied to this object.

NOTE

The ability to copy and paste attributes from one object to another also works for text. Select a text block and copy it. Then select the next text block and choose Paste Attributes; the formatting from the first text block is applied to the second one.


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