Paste and match style within illustrator
When copying from one text box with style A, then pasting into a text box with style B -- provide the ability to paste as style B in a single keystroke or step. Currently the default is to keep style A when pasting which requires an additional step to convert the style B.
This is now possible with Edit > Paste without Formatting command, as per this completed request: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/31954825-paste-with-formatting-cmd-shift-v
Use Ctrl + Alt + V on Windows or Option + Command + V on Mac.
Please comment back if it does not work for you and share details.
Levi Johnson commented
This should be a thing. Make it a thing please.
Its beyond silly that this isn't already a feature in AI (why should it be so different from INDD i don't know) HOWEVER you can use the eyedropper tool. Paste your text then eye-drop an existing example of the desired text format then it should work okay. Not ideal I get it but hope it helps
Please add this feature Adobe!
Bradley Avison commented
This used to work and now doesn't! So frustrating. I'm really starting to dislike Adobe products. Going down hill fast.
HOW IS THIS STILL NOT A THING?
Please add this overdue feature
Is this still not possible? This should have been a function/keyboard shortcut YEARS ago. It is ridiculous to be forced to paste into the Search/Help box as a workaround to convert text to unformatted text.
This is one of many features that needs to be added to Illustrator. It's beyond me that this is still not an option. Another option should be to apply the styling of one paragraph to other paragraphs. I have a dozen paragraphs of text on a label design. The client requested a few styling changes. Having to manually update each paragraph is a huge time waster. Why not simply offer a "paste and match style" option as well as a "apply paragraph styling to all paragraphs" option? Simple.
This ought to be a given. If we copy text from one doc and paste it whole cloth then yes, it should remain as it was copied. But if your objective is simply to harvest the text to avoid retyping and you want to paste OVER other correctly formatted text, the pasted text should conform to, not override the style of the text being replaced.