When I copy a cell that has multiline content, and paste elsewhere, Numbers puts quotes around it.

How do I paste without quotes, I want to paste multiple line, as it is seen in the cell.

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    Hi guesty, welcome to Ask Different! :) Can I suggest you edit your question to clarify it somewhat? Perhaps adding a screenshot to show what you mean by a cell that has multiline content would be useful in ensuring you get relevant answers.
    – Monomeeth
    Jul 28, 2017 at 12:26
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Try Command+Shift+V to paste without formatting.

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    Quotes are added to the text on Copy so unfortunately this doesn't work. Jun 13, 2018 at 13:52

In Numbers:

Double-click in the cell with multiline text so that you have a text cursor blinking in the cell text.

Drag to select the text or press Command-A to select all the text

Copy the text

When you paste the text in some other program, it won't have the double quotes.

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