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  2. Click and the table appears in the document. If you need to make adjustments, you can Add or delete rows or columns in a table in Word or PowerPoint for Mac or merge cells. When you click in the table, the Table Design and Layout tabs appear. On the Table Design tab, choose different colors, table styles, add or remove borders from the table.
  3. Word contains many highlighters to make your text pop off the screen just as if you were highlighting paper with a fluorescent marker. You can select text or an image and then highlight it, or use the Highlight tool.
  4. One of the most common complaints about Microsoft Word is its insistence on taking control of the wheel. Many users get completely blindsided by some of Word's automatic changes, and even the more.
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Select the text or graphic that has the formatting you want to erase. If not already selected, click on the 'Home' tab on your ribbon. In the 'Font' section, there will be a 'Clear Formatting' icon. It is a letter 'A' with an eraser.

Note

Office 365 ProPlus is being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. For more information about this change, read this blog post.

Important

This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, see Description of the Microsoft Windows registry.

Summary

This article describes various methods that you can use to reset user options and registry settings in Microsoft Office Word.

There are two basic types of options that you can define in Word:

  • Options that affect the way that the program operates. The information for this kind of option is generally stored in the Microsoft Windows registry.
  • Options that affect the formatting or the appearance of one or more documents. The information for this kind of option is stored in templates or documents.

When you troubleshoot unusual behavior in the program or a document, first determine whether the problem might be caused by formatting, options, or settings. If the behavior occurs in multiple documents, we recommend that you try to reset Microsoft Word to the program's default settings.

How to reset user options and registry settings in Word

Warning

Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To manually reset a registry key, you must first delete it.

Important

Always export a registry key before you delete it. This step is important because you may have to restore the functionality that's provided by the key.

  1. Exit all Microsoft Office programs.
  2. Open Registry Editor.
  3. Locate and select the registry key that you want to delete. Refer to the Main locations of Word settings in the Windows Registry section.
  4. Select File > Export, type a file name for the backup copy of the key, and then click Save.
  5. Make sure that the key that you just exported is selected, and then click Delete on the Edit menu.
  6. When you are prompted to respond to one of the following messages, click Yes:
    • Are you sure you want to delete this key?
    • Are you sure you want to delete this key and all of its subkeys?
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

After you delete a registry key and restart the program, Word runs the Setup program to correctly rebuild the registry key. If you want to rebuild the registry key before you run the program, repair your installation by following the steps in Repair an Office application.

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Main locations of Word settings in the Windows Registry

You can reset some Word settings, such as the Word Data and Options keys in the Windows registry.

Word key

Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0Word

Word 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0Word

Word 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0Word

The Data and Options key are the most frequently changed areas.

Data key

Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0WordData

Word 2013

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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WordData

Word 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordData

This key contains binary information for 'most recently used' lists, including the most recently used file list and the most recently used address book list. This key also contains 'Track Changes' settings and 'Edit' settings.

Options key

Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0WordOptions

Word 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WordOptions

Word 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordOptions

This key stores the options that you can set from Microsoft Word.

The options are in two groups: default options and optional settings. Default options are established during the setup process. You can change them by modifying options in Word. These options may or may not appear in the registry.

Wizards key

Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0WordWizards

Word 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0WordWizards

Word 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0WordWizards

All wizard defaults are stored in this key. These settings are created the first time that you run a wizard.

Common key

Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, and Word 2016

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0Common

Word 2013

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice15.0Common

Word 2010

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0Common

This key is used by other Microsoft programs, such as the Office programs. These settings are shared between programs. Changes made in one program's settings also appear in the other program's settings.

Shared Tools key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared Tools

This key contains the paths for all Windows utilities. (The path may include utilities such as Equation, WordArt, and MS Graph.) Paths for graphics filters and text converters are also registered in this location.

Templates and add-ins

Global Template (Normal.dotm)

To prevent formatting changes, AutoText entries, and macros that are stored in the global template from affecting the behavior of Word and documents that are opened, rename your global template (Normal.dotm). Renaming the template lets you quickly determine whether the global template is causing the issue.

When you rename the Normal.dotm template in Word 2007 or later, you reset several options to the default settings. These options include custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries. We strongly recommend that you rename the template instead of deleting the Normal.dotm template. If you determine that the template is the issue, you will be able to copy the custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries from the Normal.dotm template that's renamed.

Certain types of configurations may create more than one Normal.dotm template. These situations include cases where multiple versions of Word are running on the same computer or cases where several workstation installations exist on the same computer. In these situations, make sure that you rename the correct copy of the template.

To rename the global template file, follow these steps:

  1. Exit all Office programs.

  2. Open Command Prompt.

  3. Run the following command:

    ren %appdata%MicrosoftTemplatesNormal.dotm OldNormal.dotm

When you restart Word, a new global template is created that contains the Word default settings.

Add-ins (WLLs) and templates in the Word and Office Startup folders

When you start Word, the program automatically loads templates and add-ins that are located in the Startup folders. Errors in Word may be the result of conflicts or problems with an add-in.

To determine whether an item in a Startup folder is causing the problem, you can temporarily empty the folder. Word loads items from the Office Startup folder and the Word Startup folder.

To remove items from the Startup folders, follow these steps:

  1. Exit all instances of Word, including Microsoft Outlook if Word is set as your email editor.

  2. Open the Office startup folder.

  3. Right-click one of the files that's contained in the folder, and then click Rename.

  4. After the file name, type .old, and then press Enter. Note the original name of the file. You may have to rename the file by using its original name.

  5. Start Word.

  6. If you can no longer reproduce the problem, you have found the specific add-in that causes the problem. If you must have the features that the add-in provides, contact the vendor of the add-in for an update.

    If the problem isn't resolved, rename the add-in by using its original name, and then repeat steps 3 through 5 for each file in the Startup folder.

  7. If you can still reproduce the problem, open the %AppData%MicrosoftWordSTARTUP folder.

  8. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each file in this Startup folder.

COM add-ins

COM add-ins can be installed in any location, and they are installed by programs that interact with Word.

To view the list of COM add-ins in Word, see View, manage, and install add-ins in Office programs.

If add-ins are listed in the COM Add-Ins dialog box, temporarily turn off each add-in. To do so, clear the check box for each listed COM add-in, and then click OK. When you restart Word, Word doesn't load the COM add-ins.

Summary of Word options and where they are stored

In the following table, 'Template' refers to either the Normal.dotm template or a custom template.

Setting nameStorage location
AutoCorrect-Formatted textNormal.dotm
AutoCorrect-Shared entries.ACL files user.acl
AutoSave pathRegistry
AutoTextTemplate
Company nameWinword.exe
Custom keystroke assignmentsTemplate
Font substitutionRegistry
MacrosTemplate/document
Picture editingRegistry
Print data formsDocument
Snap to gridRegistry
StylesTemplate/document
ToolbarsTemplate/document
User infoRegistry
View toolbarsTemplate
View/toolbarTemplate
Document PartsTemplate

AutoCorrect lists are shared between Office programs. Any changes that you make to the AutoCorrect entries and settings when you are in one program are immediately available to the other programs. Additionally, Word can store AutoCorrect items that are made up of formatted text and graphics.

Information about AutoCorrect is stored in various locations. These locations are listed in the following table.

AutoCorrect informationStorage location
AutoCorrect entries shared by all programs.ACL file in the %appdata%MicrosoftOffice folder
AutoCorrect entries used only by Word (formatted text and graphics)Normal.dotm
AutoCorrect settings (correct two initial capitals, capitalize names of days, replace text as you type)Registry
AutoCorrect settings used only by Word (corrects accidental usage of CAPS LOCK key, capitalizes first letter of sentences)Registry
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Find out how the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser tool can help you securely wipe data from your Surface devices.

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser is a tool that boots from a USB stick and allows you to perform a secure wipe of all data from a compatible Surface device. A Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick requires only the ability to boot from USB. The USB stick is easy to create by using the provided wizard, the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser wrapper, and is easy to use with a simple graphic interface, no command line needed. To learn more about the data wiping capabilities and practices Microsoft uses during the service process for Surface, see Protecting your data if you send your Surface in for service.

Important

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser uses the NVM Express (NVMe) format command to erase data as authorized in NIST Special Publication 800-88 Revision 1.

Compatible Surface devices include:

  • Surface Book (all editions)
  • Surface Go (all editions)
  • Surface Pro X (all editions)
  • Surface Laptop (all editions)
  • Surface Laptop Go
  • Surface Studio (all editions)
  • Surface Pro 2 and later
  • Surface 3
  • Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise on Surface Hub 2

Some scenarios where Microsoft Surface Data Eraser can be helpful include:

  • Prepare a Surface device to be sent for repair.
  • Decommission a Surface device to be removed. from corporate or organizational use.
  • Repurpose a Surface device for use in a new department or for use by a new user.
  • Standard practice when performing re-imaging for devices used with sensitive data.

Note

Third-party devices, Surface devices running Windows RT (including Surface and Surface 2), and Surface Pro are not compatible with Microsoft Surface Data Eraser.

Note

Because the ability to boot to USB is required to run Microsoft Surface Data Eraser, if the device is not configured to boot from USB or if the device is unable to boot or POST successfully, the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser tool will not function.

Note

Surface Data Eraser on Surface Studio and Surface Studio 2 can take up to 6 minutes to boot into WinPE before disk erasure can occur.

How to create a Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick

To create a Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick, first install the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser setup tool from the Microsoft Download Center using the link provided at the beginning of this article. You do not need a Surface device to create the USB stick. After you have downloaded the installation file to your computer, follow these steps to install the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser creation tool:

  1. Run the DataEraserSetup.msi installation file that you downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

  2. Select the check box to accept the terms of the license agreement, and then click Install.

  3. Click Finish to close the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser setup window.

After the creation tool is installed, follow these steps to create a Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick. Before you begin these steps, ensure that you have a USB 3.0 stick that is 4 GB or larger connected to the computer.

  1. Start Microsoft Surface Data Eraser from the Start menu or Start screen.

  2. Click Build to begin the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB creation process.

  3. Click Start to acknowledge that you have a USB stick of at least 4 GB connected, as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1. Start the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser tool

  4. Choose x64 for most Surface devices or ARM64 for Surface Pro X from the Architecture Selection page, as shown in Figure 2. Select Continue.


    Figure 2. Select device architecture

  5. Select the USB drive of your choice from the USB Thumb Drive Selection page as shown in Figure 3, and then click Start to begin the USB creation process. The drive you select will be formatted and any existing data on this drive will be lost.

    Tip

    If the Start button is disabled, check that your removable drive has a total capacity of at least 4 GB.

    Figure 3. USB thumb drive selection

  6. After the creation process is finished, the USB drive has been formatted and all binaries are copied to the USB drive. Click Success.

  7. When the Congratulations screen is displayed, you can eject and remove the thumb drive. This thumb drive is now ready to be inserted into a Surface device, booted from, and wipe any data on the device. Click Complete to finish the USB creation process, as shown in Figure 4.

    Figure 4. Complete the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB creation process

  8. Click X to close Microsoft Surface Data Eraser.

How to use a Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick

After you create a Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick, you can boot a supported Surface device from the USB stick by following this procedure:

  1. Insert the bootable Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick into the supported Surface device.

  2. Boot your Surface device from the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick. To boot your device from the USB stick follow these steps:

    a. Turn off your Surface device.b. Press and hold the Volume Down button.c. Press and release the Power button.d. Release the Volume Down button.

    Tip

    If your device does not boot to USB using these steps, you may need to turn on the Enable Alternate Boot Sequence option in Surface UEFI. You can read more about Surface UEFI boot configuration in Manage Surface UEFI Settings.

  3. When the Surface device boots, a SoftwareLicenseTerms text file is displayed, as shown in Figure 5.

    Figure 5. Booting the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB stick

  4. Read the software license terms, and then close the Notepad file.

  5. Accept or decline the software license terms by typing Accept or Decline. You must accept the license terms to continue.

  6. The Microsoft Surface Data Eraser script detects the storage devices that are present in your Surface device and displays the details of the native storage device. To continue, press Y (this action runs Microsoft Surface Data Eraser and removes all data from the storage device) or press N (this action shuts down the device without removing data).

    Caution

    The Microsoft Surface Data Eraser tool will delete all data, including Windows operating system files required to boot the device, in a secure and unrecoverable way. To boot a Surface device that has been wiped with Microsoft Surface Data Eraser, you will first need to reinstall the Windows operating system. To remove data from a Surface device without removing the Windows operating system, you can use the Reset your PC function. However, this does not prevent your data from being recovered with forensic or data recovery capabilities. See Recovery options in Windows 10 for more information.

    Figure 6. Partition to be erased is displayed in Microsoft Surface Data Eraser

  7. If you pressed Y in step 6, due to the destructive nature of the data erasure process, an additional dialog box is displayed to confirm your choice.

  8. Click the Yes button to continue erasing data on the Surface device.

    Tip

    When you run Surface Data Eraser on the Surface Data Eraser USB drive, a log file is generated in the SurfaceDataEraserLogs folder.

Changes and updates

Microsoft Surface Data Eraser is periodically updated by Microsoft. For information about the changes provided in each new version, see the following:

3.39.139.0

Release Date: 13 April 2021

This version of Surface Data Eraser includes:

  • Support for Surface Laptop 4

2.34.139.0

Release Date: 15 January 2021

This version of Surface Data Eraser:

  • Includes bug fixes

3.33.139

Release Date: 9 September 2020

This version of Surface Data Eraser includes bug fixes and adds support for:

  • Architecture re-design to reduce the need to update with new product releases
  • Notification available for new tool updates
  • Telemetry additions
  • Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise on Surface Hub 2

3.30.139

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Release Date: 11 May 2020

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This version of Surface Data Eraser adds support for:

  • Surface Book 3
  • Surface Go 2
  • New SSD in Surface Go

3.28.137

Release Date: 11 Nov 2019

This version of Surface Data Eraser:

  • Includes bug fixes

Version 3.21.137

Release Date: 21 Oct 2019

This version of Surface Data Eraser is compiled for x86 and adds support for the following devices:

  • Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and Surface Laptop 3

Version 3.2.78.0

Release Date: 4 Dec 2018

This version of Surface Data Eraser:

  • Includes bug fixes

Version 3.2.75.0

Release Date: 12 November 2018

This version of Surface Data Eraser:

  • Adds support to Surface Studio 2
  • Fixes issues with SD card

Version 3.2.69.0

Release Date: 12 October 2018

This version of Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Surface Pro 6
  • Surface Laptop 2

Version 3.2.68.0

This version of Microsoft Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Surface Go

Version 3.2.58.0

This version of Microsoft Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Additional storage devices (drives) for Surface Pro and Surface Laptop devices

Version 3.2.46.0

This version of Microsoft Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

Version 3.2.45.0

This version of Microsoft Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Surface Book 2

  • Surface Pro 1TB

    Note

    Surface Data Eraser v3.2.45.0 and above can be used to restore Surface Pro or Surface Laptop devices with the 1TB storage option in the scenario that the device shows two separate 512GB volumes or encounters errors when attempting to deploy or install Windows 10. See Surface Pro Model 1796 and Surface Laptop 1TB display two drives for more information.

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Version 3.2.36.0

This version of Microsoft Surface Data Eraser adds support for the following:

  • Surface Pro
  • Surface Laptop

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The Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB drive creation tool is unable to run on Windows 10 S. To wipe a Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S, you must first create the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser USB drive on another computer with Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise.