Mac – the keyboard shortcut to clear formatting on Office 2008 Mac

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I recently switched from a PC to a brand new Macbook Pro. I was happy to see that most of the keyboard shortcuts in Word 2008 where the same or almost the same than in Word 2007. However, there is one keyboard shortcut that I dearly miss : the clear formatting shortcut (ctrl + space on Windows). I know the feature exists since it's in the formatting bar, but I can't find the keyboard shorcut. I tried cmd + space but that is the system keyboard shortcut to switch the keyboard type. alt + space delete the text without deleting the formatting. ctrl + space doesn't seem to do anything.

Does anyone know what the keyboard shortcut for the clear formatting command may be?

I hope there's one because it's really painful to reach for the mouse everytime I put a title and I want to switch to a normal paragraph style…

Best Answer

I haven't found a way to do it on Word 2008, but Word 2011 has the feature. Just press Ctrl + Space and the formatting will be gone.