Created attachment 84318 [details]
What is Format Paint Brush.
Format Paint Brush has no function
Steps to reproduce:
1. Select any word or paragraph that has customized format in Writer.
2. Click "Format Paint Brush " on toolbar of Writer.
3. Move the cursor to apply the format to any other words or paragraphs, but nothing happened.
Format Paint Brush has no function.
Format Paint Brush can apply the format to some words or paragraph.
Operating System: Debian
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
Created attachment 84326 [details]
The file to test the paragraph format coping.
I tried Libreoffice 4.1.1-rc1, the Format Paint Brush can copy the Font Format, but it can not copy the Paragraph Format.
You can download attachment PaintBrush-paragraph.odt to test this problem with Libreoffice 4.1.1-rc1.
Behaviour of format paintbrush has changed since 4.0: by default only character formatting is copied, to include paragraph formatting hold down Ctrl when you select the text (or Ctrl+Shift for copying only paragraph formatting).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59029 ***
Thanks for your explaining, now I know it's a new feature. :)