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P: Paste Unstyled Text

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LEGEND ,
Sep 12, 2012 Sep 12, 2012

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In Photoshop I would like to be able to paste “unstyled” text as an option. In OS X one can do this by holding Command-Option-Shift-V. The pasted text will then take on the default style as determined by the document, losing any specific formatting from its source. At present, if I want to paste the content of one styled field to another, Photoshop forces me to roundabout to an external editor, strip the styling there, then return to PS to paste. Life could be simpler.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018
Edit > Paste Special > Paste Without Formatting... was added Photoshop 19.0 and later.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017

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We are working on pasting plain text.

That said, as I noted in another thread, transformed text is NOT the same thing as scaled text. It's actually BEEN transformed, just as you would do to a raster object.  We're trying to do a lot of things under the hood to help users with this, but the truth is that these often break down when shifting between resolutions.  If you want to resize text, you should change the point size.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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This was implemented in the latest release of Photoshop CC: https://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/2017/10/get-the-goods-announcing-updates-to-photoshop-cc-dimension...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Participant ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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Thanks a lot for coming back to us, Jeff! Great to see finally progress in PS.

To be honest, me and the majority of my colleagues in the (web)design world completely switched to sketch app for layouting websites...  Photoshop only for opening legacy layouts. So for me no need for that text copypaste feature anymore.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 25, 2018 Jan 25, 2018

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Edit > Paste Special > Paste Without Formatting... was added Photoshop 19.0 and later.

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 11, 2018 Jul 11, 2018

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Thanks for the update. Any chance of this implementation finding its way to CC 2017?  I still use 2017 for the Device Preview tool that was removed in 2018.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

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Howdy Mike,

I don't see that happening.  But, you CAN have the best of both world -- you can install CC2017 and CC2018 on the same machine, no problem.

Hope that helps,
David

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 12, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

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Shame. I already do that.  And I don't ever touch 2018. Opening 2018 just to paste unstyled text is more convoluted than opening TextEdit pasting. copying, and then re-pasting.  But, thanks for the response and advice.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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  1. Copy the text you need to paste, from wherever (web, other app, other Photoshop file).
  2. Select the Ps Type tool (you would be doing this anyway, because you're pasting into a text object). 
  3. Paste into the Font drop-down. (this is the "hack" part)
  4. Select All from the Font drop-down and Copy again.
  5. Hit Escape. (to revert the Font drop-down selection to what it was before and prevent getting an error) 
  6. Paste into your destination text object.

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