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2 Ways To Copy Paste Text As Plain Text From Anywhere Without Formatting

One day back I written about a free firefox addon which can help you any text from a webpage without any formatting, that’s means you can copy text as plain text in firefox but as one of the reader commented that firefox addon supports the older version of firefox only, moreover it could be on no help if you are not coping the text from any other source than firefox.

After some googling I came to know about two ways with which you can copy text from any source as plain text, one of the way involves a utility which which will remove any formatting from text you have copied, second way is the most common and manual way using a notepad.

Let’s discuss both of these methods in detail one by one, you can use what ever suits you the best.


PureText – It is small utility which keeps running in the system tray and lets you remove all the formatting from any text you have copied from anywhere through a hot key you configure for the paste other than the ctrl+v combination or you can double click the system tray icon to remove all the formatting.


Download PureText 2.0 for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista [13k]

Another is method is quite simple but more tedious than this one as it involves notepad to remove all the formatting of the text you have copied.

1. Highlight the text you want to copy now press ctrl + v

2. Paste the text into a new blank notepad to remove all formatting

3. Now copy all the text again from notepad

4. Paste it into the destination file all the text will now be copied as plain text

Related: Remove Formatting From Any Text While Coping Automatically

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