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Removing Formatting from Text

After you format text, you can always remove that formatting. The simplest way to do this is to apply the same formatting you want to remove. For example, if you underline text, you can remove the underlining by highlighting all the underlined text and choosing the underline command (by pressing Ctrl+U or by clicking the Underline icon).

If you want to remove multiple formatting from text, you could remove each formatting style one by one, but it is much easier just to use the Clear Formatting command instead, which removes all formatting on text no matter how much formatting there may be. To use the Clear Formatting command, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Home tab and then select the text that contains the formatting you want to remove.
  2. Click the Clear Formatting icon. Word removes all formatting from your selected text.

    Clear Formatting Icon

    Click to remove all text formatting.
    The Clear Formatting command will not remove any highlighting you may have applied over text.
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