Removing text styles

Text styles can be detached from selected text or detached throughout a document. A text style can also be removed entirely from your document.

There are a few things to consider when detaching and deleting text styles. Do you want to:

Each detachment or deletion method will have a different impact on the text and text styles in your document. Chose the method below based on the outcome you desire.

To detach a text style from styled text and return text to default settings:
  1. Select a portion of text or click inside a paragraph.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the context toolbar, select [No Style] from a text style pop-up menu.
    • On the Paragraph or Character panel, select [No Style] from a text style pop-up menu.
    • On the Text Styles panel, select the paragraph or character [No Style].
Options menu To detach a text style from styled text but leave text unaffected:
  1. Select a portion of text or click inside a paragraph.
  2. On the Text Styles panel, click a text style's option menu and select Detach Paragraphs From or Detach Characters From.
To remove manually applied local formatting but keep paragraph and character styles applied:
  1. Click inside a paragraph or select the specific text to affect.
  2. Choose Text > Reapply Text Styles.
To remove manually applied local formatting and character styles but keep paragraph styles applied:
  1. Click inside a paragraph or select any text in all paragraphs to affect.
  2. Choose Text > Reapply Base Styles.
Delete Style Options menu To remove a text style from a document and return all styled text in the document to the default settings:

Do one of the following:

Options menu To remove all connected text styles from a document and return all styled text in the document to the default settings:
Panel Preferences To remove all text styles from a document but leave text unaffected:

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