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Wed, Sep 12, 2012 11:43 PM

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Photoshop: Paste Unstyled Text

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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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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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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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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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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9 y ago

i like to have past as plain text in photoshop text editor ..always use notepad copy and paste to remove the format ..
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Photoshop: Paste plain text

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Do you mean history? Like the history log?

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

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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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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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9 y ago

Thanks for the suggestion!

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9 y ago

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

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9 y ago

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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7 y ago

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
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Photoshop: Paste text without formatting

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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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6 y ago

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

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6 y ago

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

Thanks

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6 y ago

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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5 y ago

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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5 y ago

hello Adobe? you there reading this?

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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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5 y ago

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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4 y ago

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