The Global Reset: Select All Normal

Your last resort when inheriting a mess.

After writing your initial draft in Word, your book will contain existing style formatting. To get that style formatting to a known state, it's often best to reset all existing formatting and start from scratch.

To reset your style formatting, simply select your entire document and set the style for every paragraph to Normal (including your chapter titles).

Here's how to do this. Choose the Home menu tab and choose Select on the far right of the menu. Click on Select All in the pull-down menu. Now click the Normal style to apply that style to every paragraph in your document.

Note that the global reset option is dramatic and will cause you a lot of work if your manuscript is already formatted. Use it as a last resort.