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Create and format notes in OneNote

Delete formatting and items

As your notebook evolves, you will probably want to remove formatting from some of your items, or perhaps delete the items entirely. Clearing all formatting from an item leaves the text in place but removes formatting such as bold, italics, and highlighting. If you changed the font used to display your text, when you remove the formatting, OneNote also changes the item’s font back to Calibri. Deleting an item is a straightforward operation you can accomplish by using the ribbon or your keyboard.

To clear formatting from a note

  1. Do either of the following:

    • Click anywhere in the paragraph from which you want to remove formatting.
    • Select the paragraphs from which you want to remove formatting.
  2. Do either of the following:

    • On the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Basic Text group, click the Clear All Formatting button.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+N.

To delete an item

  1. Click the title bar of the item.
  2. On the Home tab of the ribbon, in the Basic Text group, click the Delete button.