Copy/pasting text from illustrator into other text editors
I can't copy text from illustrator and paste into Word, gmail, Notes, Google Docs... anything! It makes it so I have to retype everything which is insane. I used to be able to copy from illustrator into other text editing tools. Why not anymore?
Tsipis K commented
A quick workaround I found was to paste it into PureRef and recopy it from there and into google docs. Stupid but it works.
Matt East commented
Total ball-ache but.... save as pdf, open in acrobat, (if necessary run OCR) then copy / paste and re-organise/re-format -
Pedro Sousa commented
This really needs fixing.
For now, in OSX, the only workaround we found is to paste in a "new email" subject and from there, recopy to other editors.
Please fix this!
Gustavo Delance commented
How can they mess this up after so many years. for people who works moving text from here and there this is like ****. Somebody has any solutions for this?
yes it is still unsolved and ridiculously maddening
Is this problem still unsolved?
I have a giant project where this has slowed us down to a crawl. Is there any way I can copy text out of my PDF's and drop it into a word document without it being placed as a graphic?
Marjorie Trager commented
This is driving me crazy too! It used to be doable. Now I paste into Word with Paste Special>unformatted text, which is a huge pain, but some other apps don't give you that option! So I paste into Word as editable text, and then copy to take it to a third app. If not being able to paste into other apps as editable text is a new "feature," it's a really bad one!
Do you have some kind of clipboard manager installed?