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How to set paste values as default paste when using Ctrl + V in Excel?

Normally, in Excel, when you copy data from one range or worksheet and paste with Ctrl + V to another, the formatting will be pasted as well by default. But, sometimes, you just want to paste as values without any formatting when you paste the data. Here, I can introduce you an easy method to set the paste values only as default paste when you using Ctrl + V in Excel.

Set paste values as default paste when using Ctrl + V with VBA code

Set paste values as default paste when using Ctrl + V with VBA code

When you paste the data as values only, you need to click the little square at the corner of your selection and choose Values option each time after pasting the data. The following VBA code can help you to change the default paste to paste values.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Set paste values as default paste when using Ctrl + V

Sub PasteasValue()
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues
End Sub

3. Then save and close the code, and press Alt + F8 keys to open the Macro dialog box.

4. In the Macro dialog, choose the used macro name PasteasValue and then click Options button, see screenshot:


5. Then in the Macro Options dialog box, under the Shortcut key section, please enter v , see screenshot:


6. And then click OK to close the Macro Options dialog, and go on closing the Macro dialog.

And now, when you paste the data with Ctrl + V, the data will be pasted as values by default.

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Demo: Set paste values as default paste when using Ctrl + V in Excel

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