Cannot apply eyedropper text style to multiple text selections

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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Eyedropper help for text! To apply color, stroke, style, etc, I can use the eyedropper to pick up attributes, hold the ALT key, and apply those attributes to multiple objects. But I can't do the same thing when applying text styles to multiple segments of text. Am I missing something?

I do it in InDesign all the time, but I'm tearing my hair trying it in Illustrator. I'm having to switch back and forth between the eye dropper and the text tool over and over and over, to choose the text tool, select the text I'm adjusting, switch to the eydropper, select the style I'm copying, then rinse and repeat about 100 times. I think I'm developing carpal tunnel syndrome just thinkin about it.

Note:
• YES, I have all the boxes checked for text styles in the settings for the eydropper tool.
• NO, I cannot just select all the text boxes at once and apply the selected style with one click. The reason is that the typeface I'm using has bad kerning (client font choice, not mine), and I need to adjust the kerning/tracking every time numbers appear in a line of text. This means that I can't apply the same kerning to the whole line or text box. It has to be done manually to specific characters within the text.

In Indesign this process is as easy as holding the alt key while applying the selected eyedropper style as many times as I need to text anywhere on the page. Does Illustrator allow this same quick and easy eyedropper application? If so, how?

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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With the black Selection tool, select the text box that you want to apply text characteristics to. (Do not select the text box that you want to copy the text characteristics from.)

Select the Eyedropper tool. (Do not hold down Alt.)

Click on the text that has the characteristics that you want to apply.

 

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Hannah,

 

"… applying text styles to multiple segments of text" may have different meanings in this context.

 

Is this what you are looking for?

 

ai_eyerdropper_text_002.gif

 

Or is it something else?

 

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