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I just receive a spreadsheet that was converted from a PDF file. Due to the poor conversion, the cells contain a mixture of fonts and font sizes. For example in:

Future Insurance

The first character F is in Liberation Sans, size 10 but the rest of the characters are in Arial, size 5.

This is what I have tried so far:

  • Select the entire spreadsheet and set the font to Liberation Sans, size 10. No visible change.
  • Reduce the font size to 8 and then increase it back to 10. Only the first character in all cells react to the change in font size.
  • Select one cell at a time and set the font size. Yes, this works, but is too tedious.
  • Use the format painter. No, it doesn't work.

Any better ideas?

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  1. select all cells
  2. right click on mouse
  3. click on clear direct formatting
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Ah, yes, this does work. A side effect is that all other formatting is lost. But if no better option, then I am willing to take it. – Question Overflow Jul 27 '13 at 13:56

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