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How to Clear Formatting from Text in Word 2007

The Clear Formatting command in Word 2007 lets you peel away all formats from your text, just like you peel the skin from a banana. You can remove formatting from a block of selected text, or the text the insertion pointer is on, or future text you type.

There are three ways to apply this command:

  • Click the Clear Formatting button in the Font group.

    The Clear Formatting button is located in the top-right corner of the Font group.
    The Clear Formatting button is located in the top-right corner of the Font group.
  • Press Ctrl+spacebar.

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Z. Remember that Ctrl+Z is the Undo command. To undo formatting, all you do is add the Shift key.

The Clear Formatting command removes any formats you've applied to the text: font, size, text attributes (bold or italic), and color. More specifically, it restores characters to the formatting defined by the style you’re using. So, if the Body style is 12-point Calibri, this command restores that font and size.

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