Remove the Character Formatting from a Single Paragraph

Q. I like the tip you once gave about removing character formatting from an entire Word document by highlighting the document and pressing Ctrl+ Spacebar. But what if I don’t want to remove all the formatting—just the formatting from one paragraph? It’s a problem that comes up often when I try to untangle paragraphs with bullets or numbering.

A. Right on! Those bullets and numbers can be a major pain. Here’s an undocumented (or well-hidden) two-finger solution. Just highlight the paragraph and press Ctrl+Q.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


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Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


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