I get mighty irritated by the fact that when you copy and paste text into an Outlook email, 9 times out of 10 the source is html or some other rich format – so you have to click Paste -> Paste Special -> select “unformatted text” and click OK – a right pain in the arse.
So, I went in search of a short key combination – CTRL V like, but to paste “unformatted”. Well, there isn’t one – the best you can do is to configure the default paste to be “unformatted” – but that’s not very useful when you need to keep the formatting. Here is my top tip: download PureText from here: http://www.stevemiller.net/puretext/ it’s a cracker. It allows you to assign any short key combination to “paste unformatted”. I set mine to CRTL B – job done.
PS. While I am at it – if you do paste formatted text into an email and then discover that every subsequent Carriage Return drops you down two lines instead of one, just keep the shift key down when you press return, and you will only drop down one line.