Word: Remove All Formatting

Problem:

How do I remove formatting from my Word document?

Solution: (Word 2002)

Here's a way to remove all of the formatting from a Word document or just a selected portion of the document:

  1. Select the whole document by pressing CTRL+A or just select the portion of the document you wish to change.

  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+N.

All of your formatting is removed from the document or selection.

Solution: (Word 2003)

  1. Select the whole document by pressing CTRL+A or just select the portion of the document you wish to change.
  2. Click on the Format Menu.
  3. Click on Styles and Formatting. This will open the Styles and Formatting window.
  4. In the Styles and Formatting window click Clear Formatting.

Solution: (Word 2007)

  1. Select the whole document by pressing CTRL+A or just select the portion of the document you wish to change.
  2. Click the More button in the Styles portion of the Home tab. (It is just below the down arrow to the right of the styles.)
  3. Click Clear Formatting on the menu that appears.

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Category: Software : Word     Platform: All Windows
Document #: 673     Author: Echo Schneider    
Last Modified by: Joshua Moor on 07/11/2008