This key combination should be a milestone for many Word users. Because in the future it should be possible with Word with a shortcut to copy text without formatting.
Microsoft has made a name for itself in the past few weeks with one application in particular. Namely with the implementation of the AI software ChatGPT in its search engine Bing.
But not only the search engine from Microsoft has received an update. Because the Windows group has also added a new function to its word processing program Word.
Because in the future, a keyboard shortcut in Word will allow you to copy plain text without its formatting. We will show you how this works and when the feature will be available.
How to copy text in Word without formatting?
Until now, it was usually a pain to paste copied text from another document or from the Internet into Word. But that should change now.
The keyboard shortcut that makes this possible is called “Paste Text Only”. The new Word feature is available for both Windows and Mac.
This is how it works step by step
In just a few steps you can now copy and paste text in Word without formatting.
- Select the desired text and save it to your clipboard using the copy function.
- In your Word document, place the cursor where you want to insert the text.
- For Windows: Now press the key combination Ctrl + Shift + V.
- For Mac: Press Cmd + Shift + V here.
The inserted text does not appear in its original formatting. Instead, it follows the formatting of the adjacent text.
When can you copy text in Word without formatting?
According to one Microsoft blog post the new feature should be available for users of M365 Home and M365 Business Standard Beta Channel. You also need at least the following version of the software:
- Windows: Version 16.0.15831.20174
- Mac: Version 16.67.1113.0
However, Microsoft points out that it wants to gradually roll out the new key combination. It may therefore take a little while before you can access it.