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Shortcut to "Paste: Unformatted text" In Word

I hate copying something, say, from web, and trying to paste it in Word (or TextEdit, shudders.. more of that later). Web text always comes with weird web formatting. And I wanted just text. To get the text, and not the formatting, I have to click through Edit -> Paste Special -> Unformatted text -> Ok (or something like that). But I just found a perfect solution for this problem.

Jumpcut. Enter text only copy-pasting with history! As well as pasting unformatted text to Word, I get access to my clipboard history. 

2 Comments

  1. Here's the simpler solution for this problem. Just watch this video tutorial and follow the steps to complete the task:

    http://www.myhowtoos.com/en/excel-howtoos/83-how-to-paste-as-unformatted-text-using-a-shortcut-in-ms-word

    Posted on 12-May-09 at 6:01 pm | Permalink
  2. So, basically you create a macro that has only one command,
    Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText
    in it, and this macro is assigned a keyboard shortcut.

    That's a good solution, indeed. I can't afford to lose my valuable Jumpcut (I've learned to rely heavily on its clipboard history) but this approach might work with the PC I have. Thanks, Dawood!

    (N.B. other apps are still helpless. E.g. copying stuff from MS Word to an WYSIWYG editor of any CMS is quite a drag.)

    Posted on 12-May-09 at 7:16 pm | Permalink