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Thank you for your reply. I will try using the Plain Text view. I've also been encouraged to use Notepad++ or similar to strip the formatting and then paste again. That works too, but it's an extra step.

The situation is sometimes a writer receives source materials in PDF, Word, or some other format and just wants to paste the text into a paragraph, edit/rewrite it, and then re-format it in DITA. The formatting that the Word file or PDF includes is irrelevant, as the writer may want to completely rearrange or rewrite the original text to conform to DITA conventions.

Maybe this could go into feature requests… Just a simple button combination, if ctrl+v is already used, maybe ctrl+shift+v?