If you stick with Writer, there is no way to “delete” formatting because every paragraph has a style. The best you can do is:
- select the part you want to “unformat”
- remove all direct formatting with
- give this selection paragraph style Default Style
- apply character style Default Style
Technically, the part still has a formatting defined by Default Style but this style, which should never be used in any document, is the most “neutral” one. As its name implies, it is used to define default attributes for all other styles. You can improve “unformatting” by customising this style.
An alternative could be to cut the part and paste it as unformatted text (
V instead of
A more radical solution for a whole document is to export it (save it) in .txt format. This really removes all formatting information and the exported file can be opened in any text editor.
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