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Problems when copy-pasting text

New Here ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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I can't copy and paste text from illustrator to any other program. When I select some text on AI and then copy it in the, for example, Whatsapp App or on my NotePad app on my MacBook the text copies as an image with white background. This didn't happen before the last update.

¿Any thoughts?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Do you select and copy the text object or the text?

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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I select the text.

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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With the text tool?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hi. If you select text in Illustrator using the Text tool, copy and paste it into another program, it will paste as text with or without format depending on the application and its configuration. If you select text in Illustrator using the Select tool, copy and paste it into another non-adobe program, it will paste as a graphic and maybe you will get the background.

Try exporting the graphic or text as an image format like png (it supports transparency) and then, add the image to WhatsApp or another app.

 

Marlon Ceballos.

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hey! I understand what you are saying but sometimes I need to copy the text just as text (not an image). I have copied and pasted text from Illustrator to another non-Adobe apps in the past and there was no problem at all 😞
I never had this issue with previous updates of Illustrator and I really need a solution!
This does not happen when I copy and paste text from and to InDesign.

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Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Yeah, I have this problem sporadically, so I paste into a Text editing app first, then copy that and paste where I really want it to go, that usually works...

I've never been able to work out why it does and doesn't allow me to paste directly out of AI.

If it's a lot of text and/or different text frames, export as .txt

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New Here ,
Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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I have the same problem, it started in the past few days, I never had that before, and I usd to copy text from AI to WhatsApp every day.

I don't know if something changed in my AI version or the WhatsApp version or if it even has something to do with updating my mac, since it started to happened right after that.

Please help!

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Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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If you just updated the Mac and nothing else, then the Mac update is probably the reason for what you're experiencing.

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