By default, Windows copies and pastes text and formatting from one window to the other. In most cases your best copy-paste result will be achieved by pasting the copied content by hitting the ALT key and then the H, V, and T keys in succession. The result of this action is that the pasted content adopts the default format for the target location. For example, you may copy some content from a Word document with a 18-point, green, Stencil font and then paste it into another word document that has a default 12-point, black, Time New Roman font and it will automatically adopt the formatting from the second document and display the 12-point, black, Times new Roman font.


Source: Journal of Accounting, American Institute of CPA’s, Nov.2016