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Clear all formatting from selected text in the message body

If you have formatted text in the message body when composing, replying, or forwarding an email in Outlook, you can easily clear all formatting and convert the selected text to normal font with the Clear All Formatting feature.

Clear all formatting from selected text in the message body

Note: Methods introduced on this page apply to Microsoft Outlook 2019 desktop program in Windows 10. And the instructions may vary significantly or slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Outlook and the Windows environments.


Clear all formatting from selected text in the message body

Please follow below steps to clear all formatting from the selected text in the message body.

1. In the message body, select the text that you will remove all formatting from.

2. Click the Clear All Formatting button  in the Font group on the Format Text tab.

So far, all formatting has been removed from the selected text in the message body.


Note

The feature Clear All Formatting cannot clear the highlight color which is added by the Text Highlight Color feature. If you need to clear this kind of highlight color, please select the highlighted text, and click Format Text > Text Highlight Color > No Color.


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