How can I reset all Google Docs formatting, heading, and paragraph style settings back to the default settings for all documents?

  • For all documents or just the active document? Dec 13, 2015 at 17:04
  • @EightDaysofMalaise I edited my question. I refered to all documents.
    – orschiro
    Dec 13, 2015 at 18:15

2 Answers 2


To reset the default styles for every new document:

  1. Click on the styles button > options > Reset styles

OR go to Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Reset styles

  1. Open a new document and see the styles have been set to default!

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    This resets the current document to the styles previously saved as defaults on the account. If I clobbered the default styles with my own settings, this doesn't fix that.
    – mejdev
    Aug 1, 2018 at 14:17

Two steps to reset styles, and set them as default:

  1. Reset the styles of the current document with Menu: Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Reset styles Screenshot of menu: "Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Reset styles"

  2. Reset your default styles with Format > Paragraph Styles > Options > Save as my default styles

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