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Paste Without Formatting


Ever had a need for an awesome quote, searched the Internet and found the perfect one, but when you went to paste it in your document/email/slideshow/etc. some nasty background residue left over from the website where you discovered the quote is hanging onto the text like pet fur on your favorite sweater? If so, you're not alone and here's what you can do about it.

1. Copy the quote the same way you always would have by highlighting, then right-clicking and selecting 'Copy' or pressing Ctrl-C on your keyboard.

2. Open the document/email/slideshow where you want to paste the text.

3. Right-click and select 'Paste without formatting' or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+V.

4. Presto! You'll have nice, clean text free of any residual website formatting no one wants anywhere near their document/email/slideshow.

5. Since you are borrowing this marvelous quote, don't forget to cite it!

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