That's impossible to work with AE without copy and paste text from other sources...MAC 10.15.7...AE 18.4.0, like Pages, PDFs, or even the internet browser
As long as you have a cursor from the text tool or where you're wanting your text you should be able to paste tt in.
Sorry Rob but it is not pasting from any source (word, pdf, pages, even illustrator or photoshop)...even if you try with right click the paste option is grayed out...I have to animate on AE a text that the client sent me by email I can not copy the text and paste it in the AE...I need to re-type the whole text...
Someone suggested that this issue only occurs with AEPs that were created prior to AEv18.4. Can you try the Copy-Paste routine with a fresh AEP, created with AEv18.4?
And if this works, and if you have to work with a pre-18.4 AEP, see if importing this AEP into a new, 18.4 AEP works. Thanks.
The After Effects team is aware of this issue and they are working on a fix. Sorry about that.
We haven't found any workaround yet.
thank you guys for the answer...this is a huge bug especially if you work with texts...thanks
Any ETA on this issue? unbelieveble how can you mess with people workflow with a simple bug...
The cause of the cause issue and how to avoid it is here - https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects-beta/can-t-copy-paste-text-from-other-apps-into-after-e...
In short, the easy workaround is to start AE on its own OR do not launch AE by opening an AEP. HTH
Thanks Roland, I will try that...
Great to hear! thanks
It doesn't seem like it was fixed. Updated to the 18.4.1 and I still can't copy/paste text from other applications or copy and paste edited clips from Premiere. Tested this on the latest version of Mac OS Catalina and Big Sur. Works on the public beta but not on the public release. Even closed all my menu bar apps to see if it had anything to with it.
That's super strange, kesa98555221.
I know this sounds really basic but can you try restarting your machine? If it still doesn't work, can you share a short video recording of the issue? In the video, don't forget to go to "About After Effects" so that we can see the After Effects build number.