Can I paste a non formatted list of text into a formatted text box with different fonts and colours?

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I am not sure if this is possible, but I am looking to paste a list of copied text, into a formatted text box in illustrator, and keeping the format of the text as it is in illustrator. 

 

I have a text box in illustrator, and each line of text is a different font and different colour, but all contained in one text box. If I paste another list of text into this formatted text box, all text defaults to the first font and colour. 

 

The reason I am looking to do this, is so that I don't have to paste each line of text individually. 

 

Any help, or any other methods of doing this in one go would be greatly appreciated. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021
Yes you need to do one line of type at a time. Look into paragraph styles. Another method is to have a duplicate of your formatted text off the cnavase, Then use the eyedropper set to pick up appearance.This would be slightly faster as you can stay in Illustraor once you copied text from your other app.

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Yes you need to do one line of type at a time.

 

Look into paragraph styles.

 

Another method is to have a duplicate of your formatted text off the cnavase, Then use the eyedropper set to pick up appearance.This would be slightly faster as you can stay in Illustraor once you copied text from your other app.

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Thank you for your reply. I will certainly look into paragraph styles within illustrator. And your suggestion of using the eyedropper tool would work better than pasting each line. Thanks again 🙂 

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