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Is there any way to disable the paste-with-format feature on lync? I'd like to paste only the text instead of having something like this:

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You can use ctrl-alt-v to paste without formatting.

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That is stripping some annoying formatting such as bullet points, but keeping colour and font. I don't know where all this crap about pasting the source formatting came from - does anyone really want to do that by default? – dunxd Jun 17 '14 at 15:00
When I use C-A-v it strips color and font as well. Not sure why your lync behaves differently.. – Default Oct 28 '14 at 12:21
My Lync pastes nothing... – Kris Erickson Mar 16 at 17:23
@dunxd, Aw, I love it when I get light gray on white text pasted in Lync. Makes my chats look extra professional. – Nick Mar 18 at 14:10

Copy and paste it to notepad or another plain text editor.

Copy it from notepad into your target application, Lync in this case.

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Seems this is the only option. I would prefer this to be an option in Lynch though... Both as a global option to use source text styles, and as a local function to paste as plain text directly in the chat window. – awe Aug 27 '12 at 9:18

You can use PureText or other similar utilities. I use it and it works with Lync flawlessly. By default it allows to convert'n'paste text by pressing Win+V, but seems like it can override Ctrl+V too.

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I use ClipX as a clipboard tool, and when I paste from its menu (win+insert) it pastes plain text.

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