Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Clear formatting button: a huge time saver in Google Docs

If you’ve been copying and pasting text from different sources, or playing around with fonts and colours, chances are your document will look pretty inconsistent. If only there was a quick and easy way to make everything return to normal….

There is!

The Clear formatting button.

This clever button can be found in both Google Docs and Google Slides. With just one click, the selected text returns to the default formatting for whichever style has been used. Let’s take a look at how it works in Google Docs...

You can find the Clear formatting button on the formatting toolbar.

How to use it

1. Select (highlight) the text you want to remove the formatting from.
2. Click the Clear formatting button.

That’s it! Here’s some before and after images.

Before (normal text)

After (normal text)

Before (heading text)

After (heading text)

In both cases above, the text was returned to the formatting used in the style applied to the text. In Google Docs, the default style is ‘Normal text’. If you’ve used other styles (such as Headings), then this will be shown in the formatting toolbar.


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