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If you copy and text text from the Internet or any other source MS Word preserves the formatting of the source document or web page. If that’s what you want, then it’s fine. No problem.
But what if you do not want the formatting of the original source? What if you’d like to paste what you’ve copied as plain text?
There are two alternatives to achieve that.
The first method strips only all the text formatting but preserves paragraph formatting (like indentation etc.).
- Paste the copied text.
- Select it all.
- Press Ctrl + Spacebar:
The second method strips not only all the text formatting but paragraph formatting (like indentation etc.) as well.
In the Home tab, select Paste > Paste Special > Unformatted Text: