Is it possible to paste without formatting in Microsoft Word? Let’s say we want to copy text from a webpage or an email. When you highlight, copy (Ctrl + C), and then paste (Ctrl + V) the text into Word, all the formatting comes with it. Like this:
But what you want is this:
You can clear formatting after you’ve pasted, but let’s just cut to the chase and paste without formatting!
To paste without formatting:
- Right click in the Word document where you want to paste your text.
- On the menu under Paste Options, choose the third option, “Keep Text Only”. The icon is a clipboard with an A on it.
And that’s really how easy it is!
Another tip: Do you have a lot of formatted text in your document that you need to clean up?
- Highlight the text.
- On the Ribbon, go to Home > Styles > and choose “Clear Formatting” from the drop-down options.