Clear all text formatting

You can easily clear all formatting (such as bold, underline, italics, color, superscript, subscript, and more) from your text and return your text to its default formatting styles.

Note: This article explains how to remove the formatting from a document. If you need to undo an action (rather than undo formatting), see Undo, redo, or repeat an action.

  1. Select the text that you want to return to its default formatting.

  2. In Word

    On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Clear All Formatting.

    The Clear All Formatting icon is highlighted on the Home tab

    In PowerPoint

    On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Clear All Formatting.

    The Clear All Formatting icon is highlighted on the Home tab

    In Outlook

    On the Message tab, in the Basic Text group, click Clear All Formatting.

    The Clear All Formatting Icon is highlighted on the Message tab

    Note: In OneNote, this button will be on the Home tab, in the Basic Text group.

  1. Select the text that you want to return to its default formatting.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Font group, click Clear Formatting.

    On the Home tab, click Clear Formatting.

    Notes: 

    • In Outlook, this button will be on the Message tab, in the Basic Text group.

    • In OneNote, this button will be on the Home tab, in the Basic Text group.

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