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.

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