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Removing Formatting From A Document?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Jack1000, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2001
    Hey All,

    I have some questions with regards to how to remove formatting from a document. For reference I have both Word 2003 and WordPerfect 12 on Windows XP.

    1.) I need the steps on how to remove formats for each program. I do know it is important to do a Save As and name the file accordingly before "formatting removal" begins so as not to mess up the original document.

    2.) If you do a Save As and choose to save the file as a Text Document, will this process remove the formatting on its own, or will formatting symbols still persist in the document until they are removed using the Remove Formatting features in the programs? Does Clear Formatting REALLY clear all formatting from a document and are their any differences as to how Word and WordPerfect handle format removal?

    I like WordPerfect better for ease of use. But I like Word better for working with Internet and Graphics file formats.

  2. Keebellah

    Keebellah Trusted Advisor

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Hi, just save as txt file and all formatting is removed
  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    You can select all and change all to the " normal" style.

    Or select all, "copy", then open a new file,m then "Paste Special"and use no format. This will then paste the former file in eith agsin the default normsl style.
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