PlainText helps you remove unwanted text formatting.


To get started, download PlainText and double click to launch it (no need to install). It sits in the system tray and is ready to be used. Click Windows V to paste without formatting. Click Ctrl V to paste as usual.

Copying text from websites or highly formatted documents using usual copy (Ctrl C) and paste (Ctrl V) routine, brings all the unwanted text formatting. This may include text with different font sizes, colors, images, tables, borders etc. PlainText is a lightweight utility that allows you to follow same copy - paste routine with option to paste unformatted text with a different keyboard shortcut key (Win V).


You can right click on PlainText icon on the system tray to open “options” window. There you can change the paste text shortcut key. You can also check the option “Stat plain text automatically” to make it load automatically at Windows start.

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Last edited Dec 13, 2015 at 7:56 PM by JAhlen, version 17