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Text copied in Illustrator gets pasted outside of Illustrator as an Image

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Text copied within Illustrator gets pasted outside of Illustrator as an Image or if I try to use that text to name the file, it pastes nothing at all.

 

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If I copy any text from Illustrator into the clipboard, when I paste into Word or an Email or Mac Notes, or Text Edit, or to name that illustrator file, ....the text is converted to an image.

 

I can however paste that same copy into the Email Address line or another Adobe product or to name a folder on my desktop. Just a few quick examples.

 

This is a relatively new problem after using it for 25 years.

 

Anyone? Thanks >Robert

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Text copied in Illustrator gets pasted outside of Illustrator as an Image

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Text copied within Illustrator gets pasted outside of Illustrator as an Image or if I try to use that text to name the file, it pastes nothing at all.

 

Example:

If I copy any text from Illustrator into the clipboard, when I paste into Word or an Email or Mac Notes, or Text Edit, or to name that illustrator file, ....the text is converted to an image.

 

I can however paste that same copy into the Email Address line or another Adobe product or to name a folder on my desktop. Just a few quick examples.

 

This is a relatively new problem after using it for 25 years.

 

Anyone? Thanks >Robert

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What happens when you select the text instead of the text object?

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I get the same result. 

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Robert Hi.

Copy your text in Illustrator.

For Word, Click on the Paste option icon, select Keep Text Only.

 

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Great - Thanks!

 

That works for Word.

 

That led me to discover for Text Editor and Notes, I can go to the top menu or shortcut keystroke to choose "Paste and Match Style".

 

For Mac Mail, you can go to preferences to change Composing/Message Format to "Plain Text"... which is a bit much, but it will work. 

 

However - I still can't use the text from Illustrator for renaming the file or paste to Messages for example. 

 

There should be a way to pull the text as "Plain Text" without formatting.

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