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How to quickly clear or remove all formatting of cells in Excel?

For making the Excel worksheet looks more striking and beautiful, you may apply various formatting to the cells or part of cell content in cells as right screenshot shown.

But, sometimes you may not need any cell formatting, and be required to remove all of cell formatting, how can you deal with it easily in Excel? This article will introduce two easily ways to quickly remove all cell formatting applied to entire cells, and all cell formatting only applied to part of cell content with one click.

Clear or remove all cell formatting with Clear Formats feature

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One click to remove all table formatting and convert the table to plain text in Excel

When applying Home > Clear > Clear Formats to a table, it will remove fill color, font color or other formats from the table. However, the selected range is still a table. But you want to remove all kinds of formats from the selected table and convert it to a normal range with plain text. In this case, try the Clear All Cell Formatting utility of Kutools for Excel. Full Feature Free Trial 60-day!

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The Clear Formats Command will eliminate all of the formatting that has been added to a worksheet, allowing you to start over with your own settings.

Select the range that you want to remove the cell formatting, and click Home > Clear > Clear Formats, see screenshot:

And then all formatting applied to the cells have been cleared. See left screenshot:

Note: If you have applied formatting to only part of cell content in a cell, this Clear Formats feature can't remove the formatting only applied to part of cell content in one cell. See below screenshot:


Sometimes you not only apply the formatting to the cells, but also apply different formatting for the cell content. For removing all kinds of cell formatting no matter applied to entire cell or applied to only part of cell content, Kutools for Excel’s Clear All Cells Formatting utility can finish your work with just one click.

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1. Select the range that you want to remove the cell formatting, and click Kutools > Format Tools > Clear All Cells Formatting, see screenshot:

And then the formatting of all cells have been removed completely. See screenshot:

Click Clear All Cells Formatting to know more about this feature.

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