Word for Mac: How to set "Match Destination Formatting" as default paste?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pastepaste, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. pastepaste macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    I copy a lot of text from PDFs into word and I never want to keep the PDF's formatting.

    I know there is a keyboard shortcut for this, but I use an ergonomic keyboard (a Kinessis Advantage) and there is no way I can mash all four buttons together comfortably 100+ times a day.

    I set the mac system's command-v to "Paste and Match Style" but it didn't work for word. It works everywhere else on my mac though.

    I changed the command-v shortcut to PasteMatchDestination in Word, but that interfered with my program Textexpander, which I regularly use and use most often in Word so I had to delete that.

    In Windows, there is a way to navigate the menus of Word and just set "Match Destination Formatting" as the default. Then it applies to control-v and right-click-paste too. My question really is: is there a menu option for this in Mac for Word?

    (I currently have command-R set as a keyboard shortcut for what I want, but man it's hard to remember.)

    Thank you!
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    You can change keyboard shortcuts in OS X in System Preferences->keyboard, Shortcuts mini-tab.
  3. pastepaste thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2015
    Yes, that's a good idea, but I've already done that. It works everywhere except Word!
  4. gracealfreda macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2017

    You must type "Paste and Match Formatting" exactly.
    It didn't work for me at first either.
  5. sleepy364 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2018
    i am using Word 2016 Mac And I am running it on Sierra
    It didn't work for me
    help please
  6. jacobwal macrumors newbie


    Aug 3, 2018
    Also not working for me. Tried both "Paste and Match Style" and "Paste and Match Formatting". Any advice would be great!

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