PureText is a neat little tool that allows you to paste text to any application without the original formatting. After you install PureText (it’s free), you can use its Windows hot-key to paste the text instead of the standard Ctrl-V hot-key. Alternatively, you can click on the "PT" tray icon near the clock on your task bar to remove formatting from the text that is currently on the clipboard. Easy and useful. (Hat tip to Success from the Nest).