If you have Skype installed, please read: Text has incorrect format when using paste in Microsoft Office.
Paste Special can make the task of pasting text go more smoothly by letting you choose which formatting you want to keep (source or destination) or by stripping all the formatting and just pasting the text. If you are having issues with Paste Special, continue on to the resolutions below:
To see if Paste Special is enabled:
- Go to: File > Options > Advanced.
- Under Cut, copy and paste, ensure Show Paste Options button when content is pasted is checked.
Article ID: 2702629 - Last Review: Oct 2, 2012 - Revision: 1