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How to paste text without formatting? Paste text only

Sometimes you paste text into a page and the formatting is not correct. How did the formatting such as an unwanted font get into the text? If you cut and paste text from another source such as a Word document, sometimes the font and other formatting is pasting along with the text. If this happens, paste using the "Paste text only" command when pasting the text into the page using one of the following two methods:

  1. Select Edit > Paste Text Only from the menu
  2. OR use the Ctrl/Shift/v hotkey to paste the text.

"Paste text only" pastes the text without any of the formatting. You may need to restore any paragraph breaks in the text.