I use a lot of copy and paste, I always try to use the Ctrl+Shift+V to be sure to not bring the formatting into my documents but it’s slow and a fiddle and sometimes I forget. I have a document now with these grey blocks in it in some places and cant get rid of them. I’ve asked a few question before about this problem and was told they are non-breaking spaces. The only thing under the Format menu is the Clear Direct Formatting but this dose nothing. I tried copying the whole block of text and pasting with Ctrl+Alt+Shift+V, this is kind of ridiculous and anyhow this also dose not remove them. What to do? How can I change this to just a normal block of text, a plane doc without the grey blocks or any other strange stuff, just a normal word doc for me to write stuff in.
I actually solved this by pasting the whole thing back into an email. then copying it from the email and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Past back into a new document and it got rid of the grey blocks. Emergency averted but I cant practically continue working like this. I need a normal way to clear All the formatting from my word documents.