How to Remove Bold Text Formatting in Word 2013

Bold formatting text in a document is a helpful way to make a particular word or phrase stand out from among the rest of the information on the page. When used sparingly, it can be very effective. But you may find that a document has too much bold text, or that you have inadvertently applied bold formatting to something that you did not want.

Luckily it is possible to remove bold text formatting in Word 2013 using almost the same method that was used to apply that formatting in the first place. We will also show you keyboard shortcut to add or remove bold formatting, as well as a button that can remove all of the formatting that has been applied to your selected text.


How to Un-Bold Text in Word 2013

The steps in this guide are going to show you how to select bolded text and remove that bold formatting from the text. The result will be text in the base font style, size, and color, but without the bold formatting.

Step 1: Open the document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Select the bold text for which you wish to remove that bold formatting.

select the text to unbold in word 2013



Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the home tab



Step 4: Click the Bold button in the Font section.

how to remove bold text formatting in word 2013



Note that you can also elect to click the Clear All Formatting button if you want to remove all of the formatting from the selected text.

how to clear all formatting in word 2013



Additionally, pressing Ctrl + B on your keyboard will allow you to bold or un-bold selected text.


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