Lots of times people need to copy a piece of text from a website or from a document to an email message or to another text editor. However, texts are often formatted and getting rid of the formatting can be an annoyance. So how does one copy text while stripping it of its format?
Notepad as the Middleman
One way is to use good old Notepad that is part of all Windows installations by default. You can find it in
Simply copy any text from any source using
Now, you can use
Mozilla Thunderbird Formatting
If you use Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client, you can cut out the above-mentioned middleman. The creators of Thunderbird were obviously aware of this formatting nuisance, because they included a solution in their email client. Mozilla Thunderbird is free to download and use.
You can copy any text from any source, open Thunderbird, create a new email message and in the body of the message right-click with your mouse and in the drop-down menu select
Another useful program that has solved the formatting issue is Open Office. Open Office is an excellent, yet completely free, set of office applications.
Within all parts of Open Office, you can simply paste text using the
I use the above three solutions to get rid of formatting all the time. If you know about other simple methods to unformat texts, please, let me know in the comments below.
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