# How to clear tab stops ONLY at document level?

Tab stops are part of paragraph settings, and can be set at the "style" level.

I have a document "imported" from Word that I do NOT want to use CTRL+M ("clear direct formatting") on.

If one uses CTRL+A to select all, then there are mixed paragraph types, and the Tab "tab" disappears from the Format > Paragraph settings.

Question: Is there a way to clear tab stops only from the whole document, in one go, without needing to select individual paragraphs? I can't work out a way, but I hope someone else can! (There is a related Q&A on AskLibO, but this scenario was not addressed.)

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If I use Ctrl+A, the tab Tab is not disabled. But it does not remove the tab stop, but it sets the information "No tab stop" in this paragraph. So a paragraph might have no tab stop although the paragraph style has defined one.
• If your goal is to remove all tab stops: Ctrl+A, add a stop in the ruler, remove it. Then there no longer any stops at all in the direct formatting layer.