You can strip out the styles before copying the text, using Break Link to Style. Just close without saving (or open the old document as a copy, so there is no chance of saving over the original)
jessv60520725 wrote:…I know how to paste without formatting between documents but for some reason their associated swatches/styles are still transferred to the new document when the names differ. …
do you have a test case for this?
Two simple documents where this happens if you copy and paste without formatting text from A to B .
Or did it happen, if you pasted text where a table was included?
Setting back tables with their table styles and cell styles is a task of its own.
6. Re: How to break link to cell/table style in a selection
Marc Autret Dec 15, 2013 (in response to Uwe Laubender)
Marc's blog post about this can be read here:
Breaking Link to Cell/Table Style in the Selection
Marc Autret June 19, 2014
I should have added, that with InDesign CC 2015 a new type of cell was introduced: Graphic Cell
And I did not test that script by Marc enough to tell, if it will work as expected with CC 2015 and CC 2017.
Did some tests now with CC 2015 and I think that you could use Marc's script with setting the level to value 2.
As an additional step you need to apply the "[Basic Table Style]" to the table before you can safely copy/paste the table to a different document without transferring any unnecessary styles that are coming from "Cell Style" or "Table Style" definitions.
It remains to be seen if copy/paste text with tables is the real problem you are facing.