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Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it's possible via Edit menu, but not here (I'm working with CS6 on Win7)

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    I always paste into a text editor then copy paste into Illustrator to remove formatting. – Scott Apr 28 '15 at 18:17
  • I see. It would be nice to be able to do this without that extra step... – ellockie Apr 28 '15 at 18:19
  • It is possible to scrub the formatting in the clipboard. A script could then call this from illustrator trough a shortcut or button in window etc. Would that suffice? What OS. – joojaa Apr 29 '15 at 15:22
  • @joojaa That would be a step faster, indeed. I'm thinking about a solution with AutoHotKey, which could be probably the fastest approach: select text, then press ctrl-c (or win-c) and then the text would be cleaned in the clipboard, ready to paste. PS. I work on Windows 7. – ellockie May 2 '15 at 14:44
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we could put the Search box to good use and skip the text editor.

  • Copy your text as usual
  • Ctrl+V to paste here and get rid of formatting

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  • Ctrl+A to select it
  • Ctrl+C to copy it again

  • Paste as usual

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or better yet, for multi-line copy/pasting

  • open the Attributes Panel
  • in the flyout menu click on Show Note
  • paste it there

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  • Ctrl+A to reselect All
  • Ctrl+X to Cut (and remove the note from the text frame)
  • paste as usual
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  • Nice approach! Wasn't even aware that such search box exists :) however, it seems to be limited to only 256 characters, although in most of the caseses should be fine. – ellockie Apr 29 '15 at 9:45
  • Good idea, but only if you have one line of text. – SaturnsEye Apr 29 '15 at 10:27
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    This is the saddest moment in the whole history of computer science. – Riccardo Cagnasso Jan 12 '17 at 16:19
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If you dont creat a type area and paste the text in work area the text come without formating. Or you can paste in text editor first like notepad ++ and then copy to illustrator type area I hope this help

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I use Text Editor, copy the original contents, cut it again and paste it to InDesign. Also, in CS6, you can see a popup while pasting content. You can work around the settings there as well.

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Take Illustrator document A. Save as a PDF. Open up PDF in Acrobat. Go to edit PDF. Copy and paste text over to document B and source formatting will be removed.

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