I am a huge fan of OneNote and do copy/paste all the time. Until recently, if I need to paste something in plain text in OneNote, I’d go long way by right-clicking the area, click the right arrow next to Paste.
And then pick one of the Paste options that pops up, Keep Source Formatting, Merge Formatting, Keep Text Only, or Picture.
Not very convenient, and that’s why a 3rd party tool such as PureText always comes in handy.
But Microsoft added an option that lets you set the default Paste option to addresses this issue in the recent update. Thanks to Thurrott for the tip.
How to set default Paste Option
Click the … at the top right corner and choose Settings.
Go to Options, scroll down to the bottom and select Keep Text Only from Paste Options.
The change takes effect right away. From this point on, simply press Ctrl + V to always paste plain text only without any formatting associated with the original source.