Pasting attributes from the clipboard
You can apply the attributes of the contents of the clipboard to objects like this:
To apply attributes from the clipboard
1. Select the objects to apply the attributes to.
2. From the Edit menu, choose Paste Attributes.
Paste Attributes only applies attributes which are identical on all objects on the clipboard. So for example if the clipboard contained objects with different fill colors, Paste Attributes would not affect the fill color of the selected objects when chosen.
You can set the current attributes using this method. Just don't select any objects before you click Paste Attributes.