Copy text from illustrator and paste into word pastes as image and not editable text
Illustrator CC 22.1.
Mack book pro MacOS high Sierra Version10.13.6.
Microsoft Word Version16.23 (190309)
Copy text from illustrator (Command C) and paste it into Word (Command V) using shortcuts on keyboard the text does not come in to word as editable text but as a picture that I cannot edit.
I copy text from illustrator and past it into Word for editing and then past it back into Illustrator when I am done with the word editing. I do this for technical drawings, sketchbooks and any other 2D design and presentation work.
Since 2011 until 2018 I was able to use my keyboard shortcuts to copy text from Illustrator and paste it into Word for editing and refining. This is a proses I do numerus times a day (sometimes hundreds) as this is part of my main workload. Like I said this used to work fine for many years. Since 2018 I have not been able to paste text into Word using the Command V shortcut. Since then the text gets pasted into Word as a picture that I cannot edit.
I know it is possible to past the text into word by using the “paste” drop down menu and select Keep text only, but this is cumbersome and disrupts my workflow. I would like to use the keyboard shortcut (Command V) to past into word.
Copying from word and pasting it back to Illustrator is no problem.
Idea: make it possible to use shortcuts on keyboard to paste into word and it pastes as editable tex (Like I was Able to do before for many years)
If you right click in word you should get a paste as text option.
Can you please contact Microsoft support. Like most applications we do promise text in clipboard along with other formats like svg, metafile etc…
It is for word to pick any of these clipboard formats and consume.
Bosse Kemper commented
This also happens in apple mail. Which is really annoying. I now have to paste it in textedit, with alt shift cmd v. Then copy it again and paste it into apple mail. This really disrupts my workflow. There are also a few forum posts on this topic.
Stian Tesdal commented
Thank you for your quick feedback.
Yes, I can right click and chose the Paste special and then chose to paste as unformatted text and it will paste it as the editable text. But the problem is that this takes many clicks and I would like to be able to past use my key pad because it is faster. If I just right click and chose to paste it just pastes the text as a picture. I was able to paste using Command V on my keypad before as I did it for many years. From 2011 to 2018 was able to use my key pad to copy and paste and the text would come into word as a text, So I know it is possible, but I don’t know what has changed. I believe the issue started when I tried to make an active link to a video that I wanted to paste into an Illustrator document. I had to make some changes in settings to be able to do this and ever since then I when I paste using my “Command V” into word the text pastes in as a picture. Unfortunately, I have not been able to retrace my steps and reverse the issue.
I have been in contact with Adobe support and they say that it is expected behavior, but I know it is different from before I just can’t get it back to what it was, and neither can anyone else it seems.