Paste options

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Paste options

When you paste content, the Paste Options button provides different options, depending on the source program of the content.

Keep Source Formatting option button Keep Source Formatting    This option preserves the look of the original text.
Keep Text Only option button Keep Text Only    This option removes all the original formatting from the text.
Link and Keep Source Formatting option button Link & Keep Source Formatting    This option preserves the look of the original text, and it maintains a link to the source file and updates the pasted text with any changes that are made to the source file.
Link and Use Destination Styles option button Link & Use Destination Styles    This option formats the text to match the style that’s applied where the text is pasted. It also maintains a link to the source file and updates the pasted text with any changes that are made to the source file.
Merge Formatting option button Merge Formatting    This option changes the formatting so that it matches the text that surrounds it.
Picture option button Picture    This option inserts the text as an image.
Use Destination Styles option button Use Destination Styles    This option formats the text to match the style that’s applied where the text is pasted.
Use Destination Theme option button Use Destination Theme    This option formats the text to match the theme that’s applied to the document where the text is pasted.

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Hide or display the Paste Options button

If you don't want the Paste Options button to appear every time that you paste content, you can turn this option off.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options, and then click Advanced.
  3. Under Cut, copy, and paste, clear or select the Show Paste Options button when content is pasted check box to hide or display the Paste Options button.

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Set the default Paste option

You can choose the way that content is pasted by default.

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options, and then click Advanced.
  3. Under Cut, copy, and paste, select the settings that you want in the following boxes:
  • Pasting within the same document
  • Pasting between documents
  • Pasting between documents when style definitions conflict
  • Pasting from other programs

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Applies to:
Word 2010