Illustrator: paste text without formatting


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)

4/28/2015 6:16:00 PM

Accepted Answer

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


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
4/29/2015 2:48:00 PM