I frequently find it annoying when I paste text into an email or a Word document, to find that the text that I just pasted retained the styled (and typically clunky) formatting from the source I copied from. Thankfully, there is a way around this.
Just so it’s clear, I have not used Windows for about 10 years now. The Windows method below may or may not work. I haven’t tested it.
To start, copy the needed text as per usual (Mac shortcut: Cmd + C). Next, use the extended keyboard shortcut below to strip the formatting from the text when pasting the copied text into an email, Word doc, etc.
Mac OS X:
Shift + Cmd + Option + V
Shift + Ctrl + V
Voila! Plain text magic…