I have cause to repeatedly use the Paste Special -> As Unformatted Text function in Microsoft Word. However, it is not terribly convenient to paste then adjust using the Smart Tag or paste using the Edit -> Paste Special dialog box.
So, add I have added a macro called PasteSpecial and assigned it to a keyboard shortcut.
- Pre-2007: Select Tools -> Macros.
2007: Click Macros on the View ribbon.
- Type PasteSpecial into the Macro Name box and click Create.
- Replace the auto-generated code with that below.
' ' PasteSpecial Macro ' Sub PasteSpecial() Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteText End Sub
- Pre-2007: Select Tools -> Customize -> Keyboard…
2007: Select Word Options from the Office button at the top left. Then Customize, then find Keyboard shortcuts and click the Customize button next to that.
- Select the category Macros, then PasteSpecial from the Macros list.
- Click in Press New Shortcut Key and press your desired keyboard shortcut. I have used Ctrl+Shift+V which is normally assigned to paste format, something I don’t think I’ve ever used from the keyboard.
Of course, the thing now is will I remember my new keyboard shortcut? What’s the betting I carry on using the mouse to paste unformatted text!?