How many times have you received documents from colleagues or business associates where folks have used explicit formatting over top of text that has already had a style applied? Well it really doesn’t matter how many times. What matters though is how long it can take you to undo that mess.
Fortunately there are some shortcuts that get your text back to where you want to be. And the bonus is that you can use these shortcuts in all versions of Word!
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select your text and press Ctrl + Shift + Z to remove all explicit character formatting. Using this shortcut will initiate the ResetChar command which is the same as pressing Ctrl + Spacebar.)
- You can also use the shortcut Ctrl + Q which will remove any explicit paragraph formatting and return a paragraph to its style defaults. (i.e., remove any explicit indents, tabs, and line spacing).
- And, if you simply want to quickly apply the Normal style to a selection of text, you can press Ctrl+Shift+N.
Easy peasy and quick!