so as I could not find any exact solution in my case , I am posting this thread in your section hoping that I will get a exact and definite solution. So guys I am making use of word 2010 and I make some hard attempts to set the default paste alternative to text only by making use of the "Set default paste options" on the ribbon. And it comes into my view that it has been removed and the buttons for the other paste options on the ribbon in addition to the popup, which I wish for to get back. But I have tried this but thee was no solution in my case. Please provide some solutions as I perform an data entry job and it is quite essential in our case to perform such things. In addition what I get after entering its section is it shows all 3 paste types. Are you guys having some same issues and if you have some definitive solution.