Many websites and online tools have their own hidden formats used to make text look a certain way.  Many word processors also contain hidden formatting. The hidden formatting of websites and of word processors are different and often don’t work well together. The result of copy and pasting from a word processor to a website may be text that looks weird or break the style of the website.

The quick fix is to paste your text without pasting the formatting.


Copy your text

Copy text the usual way.

  • Menu
    • Edit > Copy
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Mac: Cmd + C
    • Windows: Ctrl + C

Past your Text without Formatting

Paste text only (Stripping out Formatting)

  • Menu
    • Edit > Paste without formatting/Paste as plain text
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Mac: Cmd + Shift + V
    • Windows: Ctrl + Shift + V