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How to Clear Formatting in Google Sheets (2024 Guide)

How to Clear Formatting in Google Sheets

Tip: You can use a simple keyboard shortcut to clear formatting. Select the cells and press Ctrl + \ (on Windows) or Cmd + \ (on Mac).

1. Select the Cells.

Click and drag to select the cells where you want to clear the formatting. 

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If you want to clear the entire sheet, you can click on the rectangle between the row numbers and column letters to select all cells.

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2. Clear Formatting Option.

Go to the menu bar and click on Format. In the dropdown menu, click on Clear formatting. This will remove all the formatting (like font styles, cell colors, text alignment) from the selected cells, reverting them to the default format.

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How to Clear Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets

Follow the steps below to clear conditional formatting in Google Sheets.

1. Go to the Conditional Formatting Menu.

Click on Format in the menu bar. Choose Conditional formatting from the dropdown menu. This opens the Conditional Format rules sidebar on the right side of the screen.

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2. Remove Conditional Formatting Rules.

In the sidebar, you'll see a list of all conditional formatting rules that apply to the selected cells or the entire sheet. 

To remove a rule, hover over it, and you will see a trash can icon appear on the right side of the rule. Click this icon to delete the rule. Repeat this for each rule you want to remove.

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We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding of how to clear formatting in Google Sheets. If you enjoyed this article, you might also like our articles on how to capitalize all letters in Google Sheets and how to clear cells in Google Sheets.

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