I'm using Google Docs and usually when I paste text into the document the text size varies. I can select all and set the font size, but this slowly gets annoying.

Is there any way we can set a "fixed" font size for a document?

(In other words when I paste text from other sources in, the font size is still uniform throughout.)


3 Answers 3


If you are using Chrome, you can also paste text using "Paste and Match Style" which is command+shift+V on a Mac. This usually works for me, resulting in the pasted text all having the default font and font size of the Google doc.


When you copy/paste from a Word document or an HTML page, the clipboard contains rich text. You need to convert it back to plain text if you don't want to keep the formatting rules.

You have two alternatives:

  1. Use a plain text editor, such as Notepad, TextMate (please note Word is not a plain text editor). Copy the content, paste it into the text editor to cleanup formatting, then copy it again and paste it in Google Docs.
  2. Copy and paste the content into Google Docs, then select the text, go to the Format menu and click on Clear formatting.

Google Docs Clear Formatting


Hmmmm, try using Windows Notepad, as it removes all formatteed texts and gives you simple text. select the text you want to copy by pressing CTRL + A then copy that text by pressing CTRL + C, go to Notepad, now click CTRL + V, then again click CTRL + A then CTRL + C to copy CTRL + X if you want to cut the text from Notepad & finally go to Google docs and press CTRL + V to paste it, hope this helps you out.

  • Do you mean everytime I want to paste stuff in I had to do that?
    – Pacerier
    Oct 13, 2011 at 6:46
  • Yes you've to, but it's not that hard to do it yeah :)
    – Random Guy
    Oct 13, 2011 at 6:48
  • This Chrome extension (among others) offers the ability to copy text with any formatting stripped. Assuming you're copying from a browser window of some sort, this should save a little work.
    – ale
    Oct 13, 2011 at 13:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.