Monday, March 11, 2024

Unclutter Your Word Documents: Mastering the Control + Space Shortcut

Discover the simplicity of removing unwanted formatting in Microsoft Word with the quick and easy Control + Space shortcut.

By Rodger Mansfield, Editor
March 11, 2024

Have you ever found yourself wrestling with a stubbornly formatted document, wishing for a magic wand to strip away the chaos and start fresh? 

What if I told you that your keyboard holds the power to declutter your document in an instant?

Here's a Cool Tip.  Unlock the secret to effortless document formatting with our guide to the Control + Space command in Word.

Here's how to do it.
  1. Click and drag your mouse over the text from which you want to remove formatting.
  2. Press Control + Space on your keyboard. The selected text will revert to the default formatting.
  3. Ensure that all unwanted formatting is removed.
  4.  If not, repeat the process or use additional shortcuts like Control + Shift + N for normal style.
Control Space Removes Formatting
fig. a - Control Space Removes Formatting

This shortcut saves time by removing formatting with a single keystroke and helps maintain a uniform look throughout your document.

Embrace the Control + Space shortcut to swiftly eliminate unwanted formatting and enhance your document editing efficiency. 

It’s the secret weapon for a polished, professional look.

Start using Control + Space today and witness the transformation in your document management. 

It’s not just a shortcut; it’s a step towards impeccable documents.

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Rodger Mansfield, a seasoned tech expert, is the mastermind behind, where he serves as both writer and editor. With a keen eye for simplifying complex tech, Rodger delivers practical advice that empowers readers to navigate the digital world with confidence. Dive into for a treasure trove of savvy tips and tricks that keep you one step ahead in tech.
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