Easily Check Word Formatting With This Keyboard Shortcut

Like the look of some formatting in Word but aren't sure exactly what options have been applied? Simply select the text and hit Shift-F1 to bring up the Reveal Formatting task pane, which will tell you the font, line spacing, alignment and more.

As tech writer Helen Bradley points out, once the task pane is showing, you can move around your document and see the formatting immediately displayed. The shortcut works in Word 2010 and 2013.

Word 2010 & 2013 Tip – What Format is THAT?! [Helen Bradley]


    What would be better is some kind of key combination that could fix up all the formatting in a document and make it consistent - the number of times I end up working with documents that have 14 different formats and line spacing just for body text....

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