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clear formatting vs clear direct formatting [closed]

asked 2018-01-28 22:30:07 +0100

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updated 2020-08-14 12:07:17 +0100

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What is the difference between "clear formatting" (in the Set Paragraph Style drop-down list of the Formatting toolbar) and “clear direct formatting” in the Format menu?

There have been several posts about clearing formatting but I have not seen a good explanation of how these commands differ from each other.

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answered 2018-01-29 01:03:18 +0100

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The name is misleading, indeed. While "Clear direct formatting" eliminates direct formatting like bold, italic and co. "Clear formatting" is there to reset the paragraph style: by applying that option to any paragraph with any paragraph style applied to it (Heading 1, for example, or Quotation) the paragraph style will be set as "text body".

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Thank you. This is helpful.

I just made a shortcut key to change the character style to default--seems like that should come with the program.

catbill gravatar imagecatbill ( 2018-01-29 01:40:33 +0100 )edit

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