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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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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i like to have past as plain text in photoshop text editor ..always use notepad copy and paste to remove the format ..

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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Do you mean history? Like the history log?

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2012 Jul 02, 2012

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no .. I mean when i paste text that i copy from photoshop from text area to another .. it take the copied style with the text .. now .. when i paste it to another text area i want to past it as plain text .. that's mean i don't want to copy the format from the first box ..

sorry for my weak english i hope you understand me

thank's

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 23, 2012 Jul 23, 2012

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Thanks for your request Tamer. We will look into it further.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 19, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

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Thanks for the suggestion!

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 19, 2012 Sep 19, 2012

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In the meanwhile, perhaps using type styles could solve your workflow issues?

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LEGEND ,
Sep 20, 2012 Sep 20, 2012

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That is a serviceable workaround, I’ll give you that. But it still requires more planning and thought — more cognitive load — than the simpler unstyled paste. Not to take away from your suggestion, just differentiating the two, for the record.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014

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yea me too was looking for a similar function in photoshop. Gmail have the feature to paste as plain text while composing. ( right click> paste as plain text)

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015

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It would be great to have the ability to paste text without formatting into photoshop text layers, e.g. by pressing ctrl+shift+v like in Indesign

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Participant ,
Mar 10, 2016 Mar 10, 2016

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Hey Adobe, what about this 3 year old idea?
I would really love to paste unformatted text  🙂

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Participant ,
Apr 08, 2016 Apr 08, 2016

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Hi Adobe Developers,
any thoughts about implementing this feature?
Would really fasten up my workflow.

Thanks

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016

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Many other programs have a Cmd + Shift + V to "paste as plain text" option. This would be a great tool to have.

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2016 Apr 15, 2016

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This would be a seriously simple tool addition, and incredibly valuable. Any new response from Adobe on this one? Other Adobe apps already have this, so it would only make their suite more consistent.

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Participant ,
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 22, 2016

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Hello Adobe, can you please tell us, if this feature will be implemented sometime? In the Photoshop CC 2015.5 Update it is sadly not.

It would help me a lot!

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Participant ,
Aug 12, 2016 Aug 12, 2016

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hello Adobe? you there reading this?

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 12, 2016 Aug 12, 2016

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This feature is under consideration for a future release.  As their is a nigh-infinite number of features to work on but a limited amount of time and people, we have to prioritize based on need and impact.  If this (or any other) change would make a big difference, please share your stories so we can use that information to help prioritize the work.

Thanks,
David

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Participant ,
Aug 13, 2016 Aug 13, 2016

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Thanks for your answer, dear David.

For me and a team of web designers layouting dozens of different ad formats copying and pasting text headlines from one format to another it would make a huge difference if could do that without the detour of copy/pasting/copy everything in the chrome adressbar to reset any type formatting.

Since this thread and wish is at least 4 years old, I would say it could be this features turn in the request cue ;)

Thanks a lot
Malte

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LEGEND ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Five years and its still not possible to copy unformatted text in MacOS. Shame on Adobe. I ́m since years CC customer and still hit this Problem every day. I ́ve to start textEdit on mac, paste it there and copy it again to paste it in photoshop. This is a shameful workaround. Please work on a solution adobe.

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Participant ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Adobe doesnt seem to care about users request. Monthly payments, check! 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Stay tuned. This idea is under consideration. You can see 26 pages of implemented ideas here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family?topic-list[settings][status]=complete&topic-list...

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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Participant ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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Thanks, Jeffrey. Its only so frustrating that a simple and nowadays common feature like this takes now 5 years to consider 😕 I mean, come on guys. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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We were busy implementing 26 pages of other features. 🙂

Senior Product Manager - Customer Advocacy - Digital Imaging

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LEGEND ,
Aug 02, 2017 Aug 02, 2017

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That's fair, and I don't know what those features are, but I'd rather have this simple one that I would use every day over another new auto-magic feature for the novice users or the "Preference to select a highlight color in the UI".

That being said, thank you for your hard work.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 07, 2017 Aug 07, 2017

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Howdy Malte and Matthew,

Honestly, what's really helpful for getting bugs prioritized are (YOUR) users' stories demonstrating how the problem impacts their work.  We actually really want to hear our customers' voices and perspective -- such stories allow us to be in your shoes and then push for fixes on your behalf.  As Jeff pointed out, we have QUITE a number of features and prioritizing them isn't always easy...and that's not even all of 'em...!

Thanks,
David

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Explorer ,
Sep 14, 2017 Sep 14, 2017

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Five years and counting. And now since copy/paste is broken with Photoshop, it's even more difficult. (I.e. if text is free transformed to scale it, then you try to use the copy paste, the new type comes in at a totally random size. Horrible.

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