Pasting symbols expands them

Explorer ,
May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021

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When I copy a Symbol to the clipboard and then paste it, the resulting paste is no longer a symbol — it's been "expanded". Is this new behavior?

 

I'm using Illustrator 25.2.3 on macOS 11.3.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021
That is not normal behaviour. My system is older and I cannot replicate that. Do you have clipboard enhancing software running? Does it happen after a restart with only Illustrator running?

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Explorer , May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021
You diagnosed the problem correctly: I am running a clipboard enhancement called "Paste" (https://pasteapp.io) — never would have dreamed it would affect behavior in this way! Thank you for the suggestion.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 29, 2021 May 29, 2021

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That is not normal behaviour.

My system is older and I cannot replicate that.

Do you have clipboard enhancing software running?

Does it happen after a restart with only Illustrator running?

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You diagnosed the problem correctly: I am running a clipboard enhancement called "Paste" (https://pasteapp.io) — never would have dreamed it would affect behavior in this way!

 

Thank you for the suggestion.

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Glad to hear you've got it working.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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How copy and paste works between Illustrator to InDesign is defined by the preferences, how you set them up.

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In InDesign in the Clipboard Section.

In Illustrator in the Clipboard Section.

 

In older versions you have to look into file handling.

 

But I would recommend to save as PDF or AI in Illustrator and place in InDesign as linked file.

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