When you repeatedly use a Publisher shape or text box and when you always need to make changes to its format to meet your needs, set the shape so it always looks how you want it to look.

To do this, insert the shape or the text box for which you want to configure the defaults and right click it and choose Format AutoShape or Format Text Box as desired and make your changes. Switch to the Colors and Lines tab and enable the “Apply settings to new AutoShapes” (or “Apply settings to new Text Boxes) checkbox and click Ok. New objects of this type will now take on the selected formatting options.

Helen Bradley