When you copy and paste text within a document, Word displays a ‘paste options’ tool once you complete the paste operation. The tool resembles a tiny clipboard with a piece of paper. By clicking the drop down arrow beside the Paste Options tool, Word displays several options for applying variations to the pasted text.
If you do not use the Paste Options tool and find it to be more of a distraction, you can disable it using the steps described below.
To disable Paste Options in Word 2007:
- Click the Office button and then click Word Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Scroll through the available options until you get to the Cut, Copy, and Paste section.
- Clear the Show Paste Options Buttons check box.
- Click OK.