Direct formatting is formatting that you applied without using styles, such as setting bold typeface by clicking the Bold icon.
To access this command...
Choose Format - Clear Direct Formatting.
Applied styles (paragraph, character, and other types) are not affected by Clear Direct Formatting, only direct formatting applied on top of the styles. To remove formatting applied by a character or paragraph style, reapply the corresponding Default style.
To stop applying a direct format, such as underlining, while you type new text at the end of a line, press Shift+Ctrl+X.
Bullets and numbering are properties of lists. Clear Direct Formatting does not clear directly formatted bullets and numbering found in a paragraph. To remove the bullet and numbering applied directly to a paragraph, use the Toggle Unordered List, the Toggle Ordered List or the No List icons on the Formatting toolbar.