paste as text? can that be done without notepad in windows 7?

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  1. carsten888

    carsten888 Senior Member

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    I ofter need to copy-paste text with formatting to unformatted text. So I want to copy-paste as text. The obvious workaround I have been using for years is to paste in notepad and then copy-paste it again so formatting is gone.

    Does windows 7 finally have this functionality built in? I can't find it.
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I don't really see a way. Perhaps it depends on what utility you are copying it to. If there is not some "paste as" type of option, it will probably just paste what you copied.
     
  3. stpbby

    stpbby New Member

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    Where are you pasting it? if its in an ms office program, you can choose to paste it as text only....eg. when you paste in word and the little brown box pops up you can choose text only, match destination formatting ....
     
  4. carsten888

    carsten888 Senior Member

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    too many different ways to mention. Thats why I was hoping there was an extra
    ctrl + V
    like maybe
    ctrl + V + shift
    :p
     

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