Cannot Copy text with formating to InDesign

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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I am trying to copy a text that has italics formating in it to InDesign. I have tried all methods inlcduing past option with preserving text, and perferences option and clipboard handling. It still deosnt carry the formatting from Doc.x . Can anyone help? 

 

I'm using the lastest InDesign 17.2.1

 

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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You really should be Placing (importing) your file.

But your issue might be System-level, as it's your OS that's handling the copy and pasting bewteen applications.

As far as InDesign: Preferences for Clipboard Handling : "When Pasting Text...." shuold be set for "All information..."

Tested: This works for me with a copy/paste from Word.

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Does the font you're using in InDesign have an Italics version?

There's a free one months trial here

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/word-and-indesign-integration

 

 

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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The latest is 17.3 and best practice is to PLACE the text, not paste it.

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Hi @Mani250679161chf ,

also look into this article by Marc Autret and try his script:

 

RichPaste | Copy and Paste with Minimal Formatting [UPDATE]
Marc Autret, April 06, 2016
https://www.indiscripts.com/post/2015/10/richpaste-copy-and-paste-with-minimal-formatting

 

Quoting Marc: "When it comes to pasting text from another document or application, InDesign provides two options, either keeping the original text attributes, fonts, styles (the full 'Paste' feature), or removing all attributes ('Paste without formatting'.) We also have tools and preferences in the field of style mapping, but on many occasions these features do not fit the need of dealing quickly with basic formatting problems. Here RichPaste comes to the rescue…"

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Thanks Uwe! Everything else failed but your solution. 

 

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