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Paste Without Formatting Not Working

Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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I'm working in InDesign v 14.1.3 on Windows 10. I'm trying to copy and paste without formatting text within my InDesign document. When I try to use the keyboard shortcut nothing is pasted and the option is greyed out in the edit menu. I can work around this issue by undoing my cut action and then cutting again and pasting without formatting.

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Explorer , Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019
Looks like the issue was resolved after restarting my machine. I should have known to do that after updating InDesign.

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Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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Are you aware of InDesigns Import Microsoft Word facility ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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Hi,

hm. Can you give more details?

Exactly what did you cut? Where exactly did you try to paste?

Did you do something in between the two actions?
Same InDesign document?

 

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Uwe Laubender

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I cut a paragraph or less of text that I placed on the pasteboard and am trying to paste it within the same document in a text frame that already has the style applied that I want the text to have. I didn't do anything between copying and pasting.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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to add to what Derek is talking about. you could get all of your text with no formating on to your idesign document from the import options when you place a word document. you just map to none on all categories. Doing this will allow you to get all of the text on to your layout in seconds, with no formatting so you can add your own, plus you will complete your layouts in a fraction of the time versus copying and pasting things in fragments.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 18, 2019 Nov 18, 2019

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Can you repeat the issue?

Is it with a specific document or with all documents?

 

Just tested InDesign CC 2019 version 14.0.3 on Windows 10 and cannot see the problem with a new document.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Looks like the issue was resolved after restarting my machine. I should have known to do that after updating InDesign.

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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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This didnt solve it for me

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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This answer from another user did solve it for me:

 

Paste without formatting is dimmed due to a setting under Clipboard preferences (Edit / Preferences / Clipboard handling).
When Paste is set to "All information" the option to use "Paste without formatting" is again available (and also ctrl+shift+v).
It's described here https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/adding-text-frames.html
under the header "Paste text from another application".

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