Shortcut to paste unformatted text?
Thread poster: Lori Cirefice

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
Mar 22, 2016

In Word 2007, I need to create a shortcut so I can save time pasting bits of text from a website. I need to paste unformatted text, and the current way I do it is a waste of time (multiple menu clicks). Can anyone help?

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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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two options Mar 22, 2016

This tiny programs works system-wide: http://stevemiller.net/puretext/

Or, install TransTools (highly recommended for every translator!), which also contains a system-wide shortcut for pasting pure text: http://www.translatortools.net/word-about.html

Michael


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Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
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Copy and paste? Mar 22, 2016

Simply mark the text in the website then press Ctrl+c. Go to Word, place the cursor where you want to insert the text and press Ctrl+v.

Alternately in word you can customise the QAT (Quick Access Tool-bar) to add the paste button. It depends which browser you have whether you can customise that too for copying, but the keyboard method is by far the quickest.

Ben


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Mikhail Zavidin
Ukraine
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English to Russian
Try the following macro Mar 22, 2016

Sub PasteRaw()
Selection.PasteAndFormat wdFormatPlainText
End Sub

Just choose any available shortcut to it.


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Patrick Porter
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macro for word Mar 22, 2016

If you just want to paste unformatted in Word, you can record a macro of yourself clicking the necessary menu commands...and then associate that with a shortcut key (I use Ctrl+Shift+V).

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DZiW
Ukraine
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VBA Mar 22, 2016

Something like this?
Sub Macro1()
Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText)
Beep
End Sub
Hopefully, you're aware of Alt+F11 and how to assign macros)

Cheers.


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
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Trans Tools! Mar 22, 2016

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

This tiny programs works system-wide: http://stevemiller.net/puretext/

Or, install TransTools (highly recommended for every translator!), which also contains a system-wide shortcut for pasting pure text: http://www.translatortools.net/word-about.html

Michael


Ah ha, I already have Trans Tools, didn't know it had that feature, will try it out asap - thanks!

Trans Tools sounds easier than doing a macro, but I'll try to follow macro instructions if needed.

Thanks to all!


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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1-line macro: Mar 22, 2016

Create a new macro and paste this line:


Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText



Assign CTRL+SHIFT+V

[Редактировалось 2016-03-22 19:41 GMT]


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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there is no shortcut but Mar 22, 2016

In Word 2016 Alt+H+V+T is the longcut

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Terry Richards
France
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Five useful macros Mar 23, 2016

Here are some macros that have saved hours of my life. The last two are useful for Wordfast Classic users (which I believe you are). SETANTS turns on the marching ants for the current selection and CLEARANTS turns them off for the whole document. I have these assigned to custom toolbar buttons but you could also assign them to your preferred hot-key combination.


Sub PASTEUNFORMATTED()

Selection.PasteAndFormat (wdFormatPlainText)

End Sub

Sub UPPER()

Selection.Range.Case = wdUpperCase

End Sub

Sub LOWER()

Selection.Range.Case = wdLowerCase

End Sub

Sub SETANTS()

Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationMarchingRedAnts

End Sub

Sub CLEARANTS()

Selection.WholeStory
Selection.Font.Animation = wdAnimationNone
Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory

End Sub


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Burrell  Identity Verified
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Basic shortcut? Mar 24, 2016

As nobody has suggested it, I feel like I will have to drag my foot out of my mouth after I post this here, but I have always simply used ALT+E+S. All you have to do is place the cursor in a formatting free spot. Now, if you need to insert unformatted text into formatted one, you will have to go with the macros. I have never been able to crack that nut though. But, as I tell my husband when he looks with pity at me as he fixes a chest of draws or changes a fan belt - I can speak three and half languages, he cannot. Each to his own.

[Edited at 2016-04-04 15:39 GMT]


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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TransTools Mar 26, 2016

Lori Cirefice wrote:

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

This tiny programs works system-wide: http://stevemiller.net/puretext/

Or, install TransTools (highly recommended for every translator!), which also contains a system-wide shortcut for pasting pure text: http://www.translatortools.net/word-about.html

Michael


Ah ha, I already have Trans Tools, didn't know it had that feature, will try it out asap - thanks!

Trans Tools sounds easier than doing a macro, but I'll try to follow macro instructions if needed.

Thanks to all!


I'd indeed suggest using TransTools, or the other little tool I suggested, as then you can paste sans formatting in any program, not just in Word.


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