I am using QGIS 3.4.

Is it possible to export & save formatted labels as a template in a file that can be opened in future projects?

Ideally, it would save my manual label placement, text size, wrapped characters/alignment to save time in future projects. I figured out how to do this for a customized color ramp, but cannot figure out how to do it for labels.

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You may want to create a qml stlye file.

After you have set appropriate label style in the layer properties dialogue window:

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  1. Click on [Style] button and open a small context menu.
  2. Select Save Style... which opens a new Save Layer Style window.
  3. Make sure Labels option is ticked.
  4. Save the style as a QML style file.

Next time when you need the style back, select Load Style... and open the qml file (icon will look like below):

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