Microsoft Word learned how to paste text without formatting with

Microsoft Word learned how to paste text without formatting with a simple keyboard shortcut

Microsoft added the “Paste Text Only” feature to Word, which many text editor users were missing. Now you can insert text into a document without formatting with a short keyboard shortcut – a similar opportunity has emerged for some users of the beta version of the office suite for PC and Mac.

    Image source: Christin Hume/

Image source: Christin Hume/

The innovations were announced by the Senior Program Manager of Microsoft Jennifer Gentleman (Jennifer Gentleman). The Paste Text Only feature no longer uses multi-step methods when working with blocks of text. The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V (PC) or Cmd + Shift + V (Mac) is the easiest way to do this.

Microsoft is also trying to provide similar functionality across the Windows ecosystem with its PowerToys program, which is promoted by the company and offers a range of other features. However, some users complain that it can disrupt the system in general and in some cases “break” the ability to copy and paste.

Mac users can use an app like Pure Paste, which by default responds to Command + V by pasting text without formatting. In this case, additional actions must be inserted against the original markup.


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