Copy from a web site causes text into which it is pasted to turn blue and underlined once enter key is used

Asked by Guy

A few times now I have copied text from a web site (the latest was a Quotation site,, pasted it into my own document and then as soon as I hit the enter button, the whole para turns blue and underlined and the normal font colour change and underline buttons won't work to return the text to black and un-underline it. It seems to 'infect' the who para so that it wants to take you back to website (I think if you right click on the blue/underlined text it gives you the web address). Any solutions please?

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Best DrewJensen (atjensen) said :

Yes - the blue coloring and underlining is denoting that it is being pasted as a Hyperlink.

The way around this is:
Copy the data from the website.
Switch to your document
Select Edit>Past Special
Paste as "unformatted text"

It will no longer be regarded as a hyperlink in your document.

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Guy (gracefaith) said :

Thanks DrewJensen, that solved my question.