Using Ctrl+Shift+V to paste text without the underlying formatting

It’s so frustrating when you do Ctrl+C to copy some text, and when you paste it into something like an email, it copies over all the text formatting too. So you head over to Notepad to paste it there (to lose the formatting), and then you copy and paste it into something like Outlook or Teams to get just the text. Today I learned that you can use Ctrl+Shift+V (or Option+Shift+Command+V on a Mac) to paste over content without formatting! Here’s how that works…

Selecting all the content in your Excel spreadsheet

Not being an Excel guru, I tend to do things manually instead of using features that can make things a LOT faster… such as selecting all the data in an Excel spreadsheet. I’ve been known to do a lot of scrolling to find the end points and dragging to select everything. It’s a lot easier just to use the CTRL-A keyboard shortcut!