Hide or display the Paste Options button on a Mac

When you paste content from one location to another, Word and Excel display a button that lets you choose different pasting options, such as keeping source formatting.

Paste Options button

Paste Options

If you don’t want to see this button, you can turn the option off.

Tip: To dismiss the button without hiding it permanently, press ESC or start typing.

Note: Some of the content in this topic may not be applicable to some languages.

This article describes how to show or hide the Paste Options button on a Mac. If you need procedures for a PC, see Hide or display the Paste Options button.

Word

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click Edit  Word edit preferences button .

  3. Under Cut and Paste Options, clear or select the Show Paste Options buttons check box.

Excel

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring, click Edit  Edit Preferences button .

  3. Under Cut and Paste Options, clear or select the Show Paste Options check box.

See also

Turn off automatic changes

Word

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click Edit  Word edit preferences button .

  3. Under Cut and Paste Options, clear or select the Show Paste Options buttons check box.

Excel

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring, click Edit  Edit Preferences button .

  3. Clear or select the Show Paste Options smart buttons check box.

See also

Turn off automatic changes

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