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Paste From an External Source in Microsoft Word

When pasting from another document or from the internet or some other source external to your document, you bring over the formatting of that text.

If you want the text to take on the formatting of your destination document (the one your pasting into), then use EditŕPaste Special and choose Unformatted text.

Now, here's the really cool part. If you do this a lot, you can add this macro to your file so you can paste the unformatted text with the click of a button:

The drawback? You won't bring any graphics with you, but you can copy those separately. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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