I have a 500 page document that I need to clear all the direct formatting EXCEPT for the Italics (in order to properly apply the desired styles). This is for a novel. Is there an automated way to do this for all 500 pages? Unfortunately there are italics on virtually every page that must be retained - far too much to clear all direct formatting and manually re-instate all of the Italics.
The original document is in WORD format, if that makes any difference at all.
In WORD, I was able to select all of the text, paste into a new WORD document and select an option to inherit the new formatting, which seemed to keep the italics and remove most of the original formatting. Then I could import (or paste) the new text into my Libre Writer document - but it seems to have retained some paragraph formatting.
I just want to know if there is a better way to do this and be sure all of the OTHER direct formatting is gone so no aberrations appear as I alter the assigned styles.