Paste svg content from clipboard, not underlying xml content
There are several design tools that can put SVG text on the clipboard including Illustrator. Please support pasting that content from the clipboard as content, not xml text. XD does this correctly, so Illustrator should too.
We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
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Waseem Alhemyari commented
Please make an option allow users who paste xml code of SVG files into illustrator, to generate that xml code into a path object on illustrator or indesign.
Thank you, this is great! Just tried it out :)
Eero Pitkänen commented
This would be a great (and an obvious) feature as the copying to the other direction is already implemented.
Dirk Schulze commented
Thanks Alec! I logged your feature request. I agree that it is annoying if SVG content on the clipboard gets pasted as text instead of displaying it as art.
Alec Miller commented
This is the other direction. Go to your favorite text editor, open any SVG file, copy the contents, and then paste into Illustrator. Several design tools have a "Copy SVG Code" option that puts SVG on the clipboard, but you cannot paste that into Illustrator. Illustrator pastes the XML text which is never what you want.