How to change case and clear formatting in Microsoft Word 2007


I have had quite a few inquiries regarding this latest version of MS Word and so I thought I would write an article covering some of the cool ways that this version of Word has changed and how it makes life easier for those of you that own a license for this application.

There are a couple of ways to make formatting easier for you in Word 2007 and I am all about saving time and less keystrokes!

It isn’t always intuitive where to find everything on the Ribbon in Word 2007 but this should help you out. Your could change case and clear formatting in older versions of MS Word and I now I will tell you how to do it in the latest version!

To change chase in your document, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Home tab.
  2. In the Font group, click the Change Case command.
  3. Select the case that is suitable.

You can also use the shortcut Shift + F3 to do the same thing.

The Command Clear Formatting is very intuitive and does exactly what you think it would.


If, after you have made several formatting changes to a paragraph, you decide that you liked it better before you made the changes, you can reverse it back to the way you want it very quickly.

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Select the paragraph.
  2. Open the Home tab.
  3. In the Font group, click Clear Formatting.

MS Word will remove all formatting from the selected text, returning it to your document’s default formats.

Remember, you do not want to use the Undo button because if you have added any text, you run the risk of undoing that as well!

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Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol’s Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.