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08 August 2012

Use Notepad to Strip Formatting

If you need to copy and paste text from one program into another, consider pasting into a basic text editor (such as Notepad) as an intermediate step. That will strip formatting and make it easier to paste "clean" text into the document on which you are really working. 

I've also used this trick to clean up text in Word that somehow got formatted incorrectly. 


  1. I often use the address bar of my web browser to do the same thing to shorter snippets of text.

  2. Thanks for sharing this tip! I've been having some issues with this..never thought to use Notepad..the added step only takes a minute and I don't get so frustrated.