How to Restore Word to Default Settings on Windows 11

In certain situations, you may need to modify various settings in Microsoft Word, but reverting back to the default configuration can be difficult and may impede your ability to create new documents or presentations. This article will outline the steps to reset Word to its default settings in Windows 11. Microsoft Word is a popular word-processing program used by many businesses, but it can experience glitches such as grayed-out options, paragraph style changes, or incorrect tab settings. While there is no reset button in Word, you can rename the program’s global template or delete its registry key to restore it to its original settings. To reset Word in Windows 11, you can reset certain Word settings in the Windows registry by deleting the Data and Options keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice16.0Word. It is recommended that you backup the registry or create a system restore point before attempting this operation. After deleting the registry key, Word will rebuild it correctly when you restart the program or repair your Office installation. To reset paragraphs in Word to default settings for a specific document, press Ctrl-Shift-Z.

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