You can set the formats of an existing text box as the default for new text boxes in the current publication. The formats and settings that will be applied to new text boxes include fill color, line weight and color, text wrapping options, text box margins, alignment, and column settings. BorderArt cannot be applied as a default for new text boxes.
Note: The formats you set in an existing text box in a publication apply only to other text boxes you create in that same publication.
Right-click the text box that has the formats you want to use as the default.
On the shortcut menu, click Format Text Box, and then click the Colors and Lines tab.
Select the Apply settings to new text boxes check box.