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September 16, 2014
by Rachael Inake

Remove text formatting

Sometimes when you copy/paste text from other websites, the formatting retains. This happens in Laulima, Gmail, Google Docs, Word, and many other sites or programs with text editors. To remove formatting for a “clean” copy/paste job, follow these three steps. In this example, I will show how to remove formatting when you copy/paste into an email message in Gmail.

  1. Compose your message and copy/paste your desired information from another document, website, etc., into your message.copypaste-text
  2. Select the text and click on the “A” button in Gmail to pull up the formatting toolbar, and the “Tx” button to remove formatting on your selected text.
  3. Now the original formatting is stripped out and you can apply your own formatting using the formatting toolbar.
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