How importing text from Illustrator to InDesign, kepping it editable ?
If you choose the text in Illustrator using the Text tool, you can copy the (unformatted) text to the clipboard. In InDesign, make a text frame or click in a text frame and choose Paste.
Sadly, there is no way to retain the formatting on the text, but it is still editable. InDesign and Illustrator have incompatible text engines.
Generally you can only copy n paste. But...
What if you wanted to preserve the look by means of Illustrator's paragraph styles? They don't directly export, yet here is a work-around:
You *might* try to Save As the Illustrator file to PDF; open the PDF in Acrobat Pro; choose Save As Other... to a Word doc (Acrobat XI); then file>place that. Oddly, you will get different generic paragraph style names, but the editable text will be tagged with paragraph styles.
I wish it were more harmonious than this work-around!
Seems like such a basic expectation…that you can paste formatted text from one Adobe app to another. You CAN paste formatted text from Illustrator into Photoshop…why is Photoshop smarter than InDesign when it comes to typography. Absolutely confounding.
You have to buy a 3rd party plugin like ID2PDF. It will convert PDFs (and this means also AI files) to InDesign.
I think you mean Markzware PDF2DTP for $199.00
"they have incopatible textengines"
and you are all just completely fine with that right? wtf.
Adobe is not able to change that thing for 10+ years because F*** it!
Copy text from one program to another with styling is so basic even wordpad can do it.
What a joke.
So use Wordpad.
you answered a thread from 2015.
Nowadays you could transfer formatted text as shared Text assets from Illustrator to InDesign through CC Libraries:
( ACP )