Have you ever pasted something into your Microsoft Word document only to get the wrong font, text color, or some other wrong formatting?

This may take some time to fix it, which may lead you to find a better option.

The tutorial below will show you how to paste default plain text into Microsoft Word.

How to make plain text paste word

  1. Open the Word document.
  2. Select the “File” tab.
  3. Click the Options button.
  4. Select the “Advanced” tab.
  5. Select the Keep text only option for cut, copy, and paste options.
  6. Click OK.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to insert default plain text in Word 2010, including images of these steps.

Text formatting can be difficult when working in Microsoft Word 2010, and it becomes more complicated when copying and pasting information from other documents or programs. Fortunately, Microsoft Word has an option that handles pasted formatting along with copied text.

So if you decide you only want to paste text without any formatting from other documents or programs, you can follow the steps in our guide below to implement this option in your Word 2010 installation.

Set paste options in Word 2010

The steps below will show you where to find the settings that control how text is inserted into your document.

There are four different options you can set to handle how pasting occurs within the same document, from other documents, and from other programs.

You can change each of these options individually, but in the example below, we’ll change them all so that you’re just pasting plain text into a Word 2010 document.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word 2010.

Step two: Click on the File tab in the upper left corner of the window.

Click on the File tab

Step 3: Click Options in the column on the left side of the window.

Click the Options button

Step 4: Click on the Advanced tab in the left column of the Word Options window.

Click on the tab

Step 5: Scroll down to the Cut, Copy, and Paste section of this list, click the drop-down menu to the right of each option you want to change, and then select the Keep text only option.

There are four options you can change: Paste within the same document, Paste between documents, Paste between documents when style definitions conflict, and Paste from other programs. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window when you’ve finished making changes.

Select an option

Now, when you paste something into a Word document in the future, it will paste the text without any formatting.

If you have an existing document with a lot of unwanted formatting, you might be looking for a way to get rid of them all. Fortunately, you can instantly remove all text formatting in Word 2010 instead of changing each setting individually.