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Clear Formatting

If you are experiencing a problem with formatting in Microsoft Word, you may want to clear all of the formatting for a selection of text.

  1. Highlight the text whose formatting you want to remove.
  2. Click on the Style drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner next to the font menu.
  3. Select Clear Formatting.

Microsoft Word restores the formatting to the normal style (Normal style: The default paragraph style used in documents based on the Normal template ( for your document.

Applies to Microsoft Word 2003.

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