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

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    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

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    You can change keyboard shortcuts in OS X in System Preferences->keyboard, Shortcuts mini-tab.
     
  3. pastepaste thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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

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