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Split text into individual paragraphs or lines?

Explorer ,
Apr 14, 2017 Apr 14, 2017

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Looking for something like the DivideTextFrame script on wundes.com which unfortunately do not seem to work with the current version of Illustrator.

Basically, when grabbing content from a doc to bring into Illustrator, such as four paragraphs of text which I want to put into four columns in a web layout (for example), I don't want to go back and forth 4 times copying and pasting, I'd rather be able to paste the whole chunk of content, then easily break it into four disparate text boxes in Illustrator, separated by paragraph, line break, line, or any combo of the above.

I'm surprised at how much trouble I'm having trying to find a way to do this. I can't be the only one wanting this kind of feature. There has to be a script or extension out there that does this. Help?

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 15, 2017 Apr 15, 2017
That script seems to work fine in 2017.1.0

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Apr 15, 2017 Apr 15, 2017

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That script seems to work fine in 2017.1.0

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Apr 18, 2017 Apr 18, 2017

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Huh, I messed with it some more and was able to get it to work. Seems I may have had the text selected in the wrong manner (with the cursor within the copy I think), as I did the same thing again, but escaping out and selecting just the frame the second time, it worked fine. Thanks! The join text frames script is also finicky but was able to get that to work with a bit more fitting as well.

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Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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This is a great script that's gonna save me a lot of time! It works in CC 2021 too. I dit notice though that the top layer in our document should be visible and unlocked, even if you work in an other layer.

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Participant ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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It doesn't work anymore....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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It does. Did you select the type object with the Selection Tool (rather than the type itself with the Type Tool)? Does the type contain paragraphs (returns)?

 

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Participant ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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I've just tried it and you are right, it still works. My bad. Thks

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Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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You're welcome. I'm glad it's working.

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