Keyboard shortcut to paste unformatted text into Word 2008 for the Mac

First paste the following into the Script Editor and save it to the Word Scripts folder in your Office 2008 identity:

tell application "/Applications/Microsoft Office 2008/Microsoft Word.app"
	tell selection
		try
			set theClip to Unicode text of (the clipboard as record)
			type text text theClip
		end try
	end tell
end tell

Then use System Preferences to set a keyboard command for the resulting script menu item. A kludge, but seems to work. I found this here.

3 comments on “Keyboard shortcut to paste unformatted text into Word 2008 for the Mac
  1. Julie Goldstein says:

    WOrks great, thanks! Only problem now is that it will no longer paste in the “save as” field in word docs (I usually copy and paste the document name). ANy way to fix that ?

    Thanks again, brilliant.

    Julie

  2. James Harrison says:

    Nope. Didn’t work for me. But then I don’t know much about using computers. I’ve only had one since 1995.

  3. admin says:

    You should upgrade! They’ve come a long way since then.

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