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Selection.CopyFormat Method (Word)

Copies the character formatting of the first character in the selected text.

expression .CopyFormat

expression Required. A variable that represents a Selection object.

If a paragraph mark is selected, Word copies paragraph formatting in addition to character formatting. You can apply the copied formatting to another selection by using the PasteFormat method.

This example copies the formatting of the first paragraph to the second paragraph in the active document.

ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Range.Select 
Selection.CopyFormat 
ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(2).Range.Select 
Selection.PasteFormat

This example collapses the selection and copies its character formatting to the next word.

With Selection 
 .Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseStart 
 .CopyFormat 
 .Next(Unit:=wdWord, Count:=1).Select 
 .PasteFormat 
End With
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