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How do I copy and paste from ChatGPT to Google Sheets without formatting?

Published by Curran Van Waarde

Quick Answer: To paste text from ChatGPT into Google Sheets without carrying over formatting, utilize the “Paste special” option or the Ctrl+Shift+V (Cmd+Shift+V on Mac) keyboard shortcut after copying the text.

This will get rid of the gray background when copying from ChatGPT to Google Sheets or Google Docs.

Fine-Tuning the Paste Process

To ensure only the text is transferred to your Google Sheets without any formatting:

  1. Copy the Desired Text: Highlight the content in ChatGPT and copy it using Ctrl+C or Cmd+C.
  2. Open Your Google Sheet: Navigate to the intended Google Sheets document.
  3. Use ‘Paste Special’ or Shortcut: Right-click on the destination cell, select “Paste special” > “Paste values only,” or use Ctrl+Shift+V (Cmd+Shift+V on Mac).

The Power of ‘Paste Special’

Utilizing “Paste Special” or the Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut is beneficial for:

  • Retaining Sheet Formatting: Ensures pasted content doesn’t alter your sheet’s existing formatting.
  • Enhancing Efficiency: Saves time by avoiding the need to reformat cells post-pasting.

Want to use AI directly in Google Sheets?

While pasting without formatting is a step towards efficiency, SheetMagic opens up a realm of possibilities by integrating AI directly into Google Sheets. SheetMagic isn’t just a solution to the copy-paste conundrum; it’s a comprehensive tool that brings the full potential of AI into your spreadsheets. Here’s how:

  • Bulk AI Operations: Run AI prompts across multiple cells simultaneously, allowing for mass data processing and analysis without the need for individual copy-paste actions.
  • AI-Enhanced Spreadsheets: Perform a wide range of AI-driven tasks right within your sheets, from generating text to conducting complex analyses, leveraging the same capabilities as ChatGPT.
  • Contextual Awareness: SheetMagic can intelligently interact with the data in your spreadsheets, providing contextually relevant responses and analyses.
  • Streamlined Data Enrichment: With its web scraping capabilities, SheetMagic not only enhances your data but also enriches it with information from across the web, all within the confines of your spreadsheet.

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Transforming Your Workflow with SheetMagic

SheetMagic redefines how you interact with data in Google Sheets by:

  1. Eliminating Redundancy: Say goodbye to the tedious copy-paste routine. SheetMagic automates the transfer of AI-generated content directly into your sheets.
  2. Empowering Data Analysis: Unlock new levels of data insight with AI-powered analyses, leveraging your existing data for contextually enriched interactions.
  3. Augmenting Data with Web Scraping: Extend your data’s capabilities and insights with SheetMagic’s integrated web scraping, bringing a wealth of external data to your fingertips.

Kickstart Your AI-Driven Data Journey with SheetMagic

Ready to revolutionize your spreadsheet experience?

  1. Install SheetMagic from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
  2. Enter your OpenAI API key to integrate ChatGPT’s functionalities into Google Sheets.
  3. Begin leveraging the full suite of AI tools and capabilities, transforming your approach to data analysis and management in spreadsheets.

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