[ALT] + Style Copy + Paste = [ALT] + Format Painter = Copy formats without style name

Idea created by mrwatson-gbs on Jan 29, 2016
    • hbrendel
    • Suresh
    • mrwatson-gbs



    The format painter and the style copy + paste buttons offer VERY similar functionality.

    My suggestion is:

    • While facilitating different methods of object selection, the two systems should otherwise work identically.
    • Particularly, the ALT key should have the same function in both systems.
      • Currently with the format painter, you can hold the ALT key when selecting the format painter, in order to ONLY transfer formats but WITHOUT attributing the style  name.
      • This functionality is missing on the style copy + paste buttons in fm14.

    and while we are at it...

    • The tool tips of these buttons should also make the ALT + click function quite clear (I have noted that very many developers have overseen this important function on the format painter)




    • Helps Improve UX of Layouting with Themes and Styles
    • Makes UI more consistent / simple / easy to discover
    • Developers find functionality where they expect (because the style copy + paste buttons are WITHIN the style appearance window, developers tend to look here first for copy-formats-only functionality)


    Use Cases


    • Copying styles + formats between objects
    • Copying only formats between objects
    • Copying only formats between styles