Illustrator: paste text without formatting

Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it’s possible via Edit menu, but not here (I’m working with CS6 on Win7)


we could put the Search box to good use and skip the text editor.

  • Copy your text as usual
  • Ctrl+V to paste here and get rid of formatting

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  • Ctrl+A to select it
  • Ctrl+C to copy it again

  • Paste as usual


or better yet, for multi-line copy/pasting

  • open the Attributes Panel
  • in the flyout menu click on Show Note
  • paste it there

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  • Ctrl+A to reselect All
  • Ctrl+X to Cut (and remove the note from the text frame)
  • paste as usual

Source : Link , Question Author : ellockie , Answer Author : Carlos Canto

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