We’ve all experienced copying some text from one source to another. An annoying thing can happen. The text we paste retains the font, size, italics, bold-face type, and any other attributes from the original source. Now, we have to highlight the newly-pasted text and change the font, size, etc. to match the rest of our text.

An easy keyboard shortcut eliminates this headache. Instead of using CTRL + V, we add one more key to the combination: SHIFT + CTRL + V. You get the text you want without the formatting you don’t. This technique works in many applications, including Evernote and all parts of Google Drive. It doesn’t work in Microsoft Office. However, when you use CTRL + V, watch for an option to appear allowing you to choose the formatting you desire.

Watch the video to see this technique in action.