You can use the ribbon, menus, and keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Word to underline individual words or whole sections of a document. You can also use different types of underlining, like single, double, decorative, word-only, and blank-space underlines. You can easily get rid of underlining by using the same formatting options. Start by choosing the text that is underlined that you want to change.
Use Font Options
Right-click on the text that is underlined. If you choose “Font” from the pop-up menu, the Font screen will appear. Choose “(none)” in the “Underline Style” box. Then click “OK” to get rid of the highlighting.
Click the “Home” tab while your underlined text is still highlighted. Click the “U” button in the Font section of the Home pane ribbon to remove a single underline. Click it twice to remove any other type of underlining.
Use Shortcuts on the Keyboard
Press “Ctrl-U” on your computer’s keyboard to get rid of the underlining from the text you’ve chosen. This quickly changes the format of one word, phrase, or section that is underlined in your document. If you want to get rid of all the underlining in a document, press “Ctrl-A” to select the whole thing, then press “Ctrl-U” twice: once to underline everything, and then again to get rid of all the underlining.