Top Nav

Set Default Paste in Word 2010 to Plain Text

I don’t know about you, but I get annoyed when I paste content into a Word document and the text comes in with all its formatting. If you’re like me, here’s how to just paste plain text, every time.

set default paste

You can always click the Keep text only icon in the menu that comes down when you click the arrow below Paste in the Ribbon, but doing that every time can gets redundant. It’s easier to set the default Paste preference.

From the Ribbon click the Home Tab, then Paste >> Set Default Paste.

word 2010 default paste

Now, in the window that comes up, scroll to Cut, Copy and Paste. Then select Keep Text Only for each option if you want to keep everything plain text.

keep text only option paste word 2010

Now, hit OK and that’s it. You’re a happy text only paster!

While I’m talking Word 2010, here’s how to get it to save in the Word 97-2003 format by default.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply


Free Learning


Don't miss a single tip, how to or tech news update. Subscribe to my free newsletter and receive updates, right to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!