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Strip the Formatting in OpenOffice

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by | Filed Under: Uncategorized

Ever find yourself looking over a document that you thought was finished, only to find that the formatting seems “off”?

It appears to be inconsistent, and not at all what you envisioned.

In this particular situation, I know that I find myself looking for a way to strip all the formatting from the text and then set the text formatting options to match what I had hoped to see.

With that goal in mind, you’ve got to wonder if there’s a quick way to complete the task…

While I’m sure there are several ways – we all seem to have our own personal favorites – today I’d like to suggest a simple two-step process for stripping our text back down to the default formatting.

#1. Select (highlight) all text that is to have it’s formatting returned to the default settings.

#2. Use either the Format menu, Default Formatting option or it’s key equivalent of Ctrl + M.


And that’s it!

The selected text is changed back to the default and you’re then free to make it look the way you intended.

~ April

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