I've been working with a google document, and I have got a comment that references some text:

Before copy

I then go to copy-and-paste that text somewhere else in my document:

After copy

Annoyingly, the comment I made now refers both to the original text and to the new text. How can I deselect the new text from the comment?
In more generality, how can I change the text to which a comment refers? For example, in the first picture, how could I change the highlighted part to only include "This is some" and leave out "text!"?

1 Answer 1


After posting on Google Product Forums, I found the answer.
To not bring the text of the comment along with the paste, type CtrlShiftV, as opposed to CtrlV.
Sadly, it isn't possible to change the text to which a comment refers. It's fixed for good.

  • sadly, ctrl+shift+v does nothing in my case..
    – mx1up
    Jan 18, 2019 at 13:56
  • Ctrl + Shift + v is the shortcut for Paste Without Formatting (on Windows and ChromeOS), which can also be found in the Edit menu. The shortcut on a Mac is Cmd + Shift + v. Oct 20, 2020 at 13:42

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