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How Can I Unformat A Document?!

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Scarlett | 21:54 Fri 07th Jun 2019 | Technology
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I have a script which is long- around 75 pages. It has had various bits added from phones and other devices over several years. Even if I select the whole thing and make the font / size the same, I still have issues with it- leaving large gaps and changing font suddenly etc. Is there any way of selecting the whole document and changing the font so it is fixed and locked in? I use Word 2013 on Windows 7.

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If the usual way of changing a font isn't working, my own way of trying to solve the problem would be to copy the whole lot and then paste it into a new blank document, using the 'Keep Text Only' option: https://it.nmu.edu/docs/paste-options-microsoft-office-word-2013 Then apply your chosen formatting to the text in the new document.
22:04 Fri 07th Jun 2019
Scarlett what word processing software is your document in? I'd make a copy of it though before you start playing with it.
Sorry didn't that's it's in word 2013, not family with that software anymore.
1) Make a backup first!

2) Ctrl-A to select the entire document's content.

3) Set the font family and font size.
If the usual way of changing a font isn't working, my own way of trying to solve the problem would be to copy the whole lot and then paste it into a new blank document, using the 'Keep Text Only' option:
https://it.nmu.edu/docs/paste-options-microsoft-office-word-2013

Then apply your chosen formatting to the text in the new document.
This is one of the reasons I hate Word.

You could save as and select text (txt) format.
Would echo Chris' suggestion. Use text to start from scratch. Use a text editor with global find and replace to get rid of oddities like multiple spaces, tabs, or whatever you find. Then copy & paste back into a new Word document.
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Many thanks- Buenchico, I think this has worked!

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