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Questions about Copy text from Illustrator

Enthusiast ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Hello,

I replied to the pinned post of Enhanced Copy-Paste but it seems like no one was reading it and I’m really looking for some answers (as I'm writing a Hebrew Tip in in my InDesign tips site), so I decided to create a post of it’s own.

 

There are a few things that are unclear to me: 

 

1. Under InDesign help of “Copy text from Illustrator” there is a photo showing the paste options:

feature-summary-copy-text-ai-id.png.img.png

 

In the paste option to the right, it shows 3 types of T's. The last one is with a lightning sign. I don't see it when I perform paste and I don't see it is mentioned in the Help manual... So what is it and when will it show up? 

 

2. In the same photo, it is unclear if the copy was done to the text frame or to the text and if it was paste directly without creating a new text frame in InDesign or with creating a text frame.

 

When I do it, the pasted text frame in InDesign will not stay the same size as it is in Illustrator. (In my screenshot below (in Hebrew) - to the right it is illustrator, to the left it's the result in InDesign. The text didn't loose it's definitions, but the Text Frame did. Of course I can later change it but shouldn't it kept the the text frame size too?

 

IL-Copy-ID-Paste-Text-Frame.png

 

3. The explanations only talk about copy from IL to ID. Does it also work the opposite? It is unclaer.

 

All my applications are updated to the latest version. The option to paste with formatting is turned on in InDesign prefs.

 

Thank you very much,

All the best,

Shlomit

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Community Expert , Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

Hey Sorry your query was missed!

 

the last you one you see is to do with the new Auto Style feature.

 

In Illustrator

EugeneTyson_0-1667893825008.png

 

You'll see the Auto Style Text option then

EugeneTyson_1-1667893926820.png

 

And yes you can copy from InDesign to Illustrator

 

It will take a bit of practice and pre-setups before using Auto Style.

 

 

 

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Community Expert , Nov 08, 2022 Nov 08, 2022

You'd need to size the text frame in inDesign to the same size as it is in Illustrator.

Or start with a text frame of the same dimensions.

 

 

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Hey Sorry your query was missed!

 

the last you one you see is to do with the new Auto Style feature.

 

In Illustrator

EugeneTyson_0-1667893825008.png

 

You'll see the Auto Style Text option then

EugeneTyson_1-1667893926820.png

 

And yes you can copy from InDesign to Illustrator

 

It will take a bit of practice and pre-setups before using Auto Style.

 

 

 

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Enthusiast ,
Nov 08, 2022 Nov 08, 2022

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Hi Eugene,

Thank you for answering, I finally figured out why I don't see it. It's becuase this feature is not available for my InDesign version - with Middle East Support which supports Hebrew. I hope it will... 

Screen Shot 2022-11-09 at 8.30.34 9-11-22.png

I'm still looking for an answer to my 2nd question about the text frame size. Is this also connected to the Auto Style feature? 

 

Thank you very much,

Shlomit

 

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You'd need to size the text frame in inDesign to the same size as it is in Illustrator.

Or start with a text frame of the same dimensions.

 

 

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Nov 09, 2022 Nov 09, 2022

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Thank you very much. I thought so but had to make sure )

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