How to paste plain text by default into Microsoft Word

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Whenever you copy text from a website or any other source, Microsoft Word automatically saves its appearance and formatting every time you paste it.

It can be frustrating because many users don't know how to get rid of it. This is especially true for Word 2016 or Word 2013. So how do you remove background color from pasted text in Word 2016 or 2013? Let's see how we can easily configure it.



How to paste plain text by default into Microsoft Word

Step 1: Open yours Microsoft Word. We opened ours Microsoft Word 2013. Click on archive in the upper left corner of the document.

Step 3: In the menu, find and click Choices.


4 phase: Open the Word options window. On the left side of the panel, click Advanced and on the right side of the panel, under the Cut, copy and paste category, go to option Paste from another programS. In the drop-down menu next to it, select Keep text only. Press ok and this is all.


Now, when you paste text from any other source into Word, it will be pasted without the background color.

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