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How do I copy paste text without the attributes pasting as well?

Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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This is such a simple thing to do in any other tool (that I can think of at least). All I want to do is copy text from one text layer (A) to another layer (B) while ignoring the text attributes of (A). Basically I just want to paste "plain text". Has anyone found a workaround for this?

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LEGEND ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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I can see that would be handy at times. But I'm not so sure it's always that easy. When I write something in say Wordpad, copy/paste into Pr or anything else, the formatting typically comes along. In most work I've done lo these many years, formatting is typically carried through.

 

In fact, it's most annoying to me when it doesn't.

 

Selecting the text and applying a 'base' Style to it would be the closest I can think of in the EGP. Not sure that would necessarily remove all things like an italicized or bolded bit though.

 

Neil

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Mar 28, 2023 Mar 28, 2023

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I just had a similar question. I wanted to paste text from one graphic to another (A to B), but keep the text formatting and style of the receiving graphic (B). Reading Neil's post below gave me the idea to paste the text into TextEdit (on a Mac) and then copy and paste it into the B graphic. Which worked. 

 

I also noticed that when you are creating a new text graphic, it will use whatever text style was selected last.

 

So if you create a "plain text" graphic, then copy the text from your text source, paste it into a TextEdit (or equivalent app). Copy the same text again. Then in PP select the plain text graphic, paste your text into a new text graphic (or even into the plain text graphic) and it should take the properties of the plain text graphic. 

 

You can save the plain text graphic as a graphic preset to reuse it whenever you need to clear the text formatting.

 

I hope that helps and makes sense. If not let me know.

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