When I try to copy text in Indesign CS3 and paste it in Word 2007 - or even in notepad - nothing happens. Pasting works fine when I stay in Indesign, but not when I try to paste it in another application.
So I tried to export text to RTF (selecting text, export to rtf, give a name als save), but no file was created.
Pasting text from another app. into Indesign just works fine.
I deactivated CS3, uninstalled it, installed it again and activated it again.
The problem stays: copy paste works IN Indesign, but not to any other application. (I tried in Word, Notepad, Illustrator CS3...).
Copying from another app into Indesign works fine.
And still: RTF export filter doesn't export anything.
And yes, I highlight the text to copy before copying.
Did some experiments with other export filters.
Strange thing: export of tagged text works fine.
Also the ExportAllStories script works fine, when I choose 'tagged text'.
But when I choose txt or rtf, it just doesn't work.
Both filters fail - and also copy paste to another app fails.
Am I the only Indesign CS3 user with this problem?
I wouldn't think export filters come into this. This is just a straight
Windows clipboard operation. Do you have any form of clipboard viewer that
will show whether the problem is failure to copy - so there's nothing on the
clipboard - or failure to paste, so it's gone to the clipboard but the
receivng application won't accept it.
Would you like to send me a page to try? Use something Windows-standard as a
font, say Arial. Just put a piece of placeholder text in and ensure that you
can't copy and paste from it. My guess is there would be nothing wrong with
the file and all the arrows would point back to InDesign on your machine.
But at least we could rule out any problems being created within the file
Well there's nothing wrong here. I can copy/paste your text with no problem.
You have said you have already re-installed. Have you tried deleting
preferences? I believe they remain regardless of a reinstall (could be wrong
here) so if the problem isd in there reinstalling would not have made any
1. Makre sure you have u2fpdf.dll, tslv.dll, exportmodeller.dll in the \windows\crystal folder.
2. Register tslv.dll and exportmodeller.dll from a run command like this: regsvr32 c:\windows\crystal\tslv.dll
A solution seems to be born.
It has something to do with accounts in vista.
Still experimenting, but there is perspective.
Made a new admin account, started ID, loaded a file and tried to copy/paste and export rtf. Bingo!
at least for my system (InDesign CS1, Windows 2000) I have tracked down what is obviously responsible for plain text export to the clipboard: the plugin SANGAMEXPORT.APLN. I have no idea what this plugin is for but I can say for sure is that if it is enabled I can export text and if it is disabled I can't.
Maybe this helps you to find a solution for your system.
I solve this problem in windows XP using the Phaedra's first optimistic tip and worked fine to me.
When I tested the IDcs3 in another profile it was clear that the problem is not in the program, but in permissions or another detail in the user config.
To simplifly my life, I create a new user account "MIGUEL2" in Windows as admin powers. With this new account I "reboot" my oldest ("MIGUEL") account to user mode. Restarted windows and, with "MIGUEL2" I reset the privileges to "MIGUEL" to admin user.
Now I can export txt and rtf files from IDcs3. ;)
You can skip the last step and work only with the new account or just work as user, not admin...
Really weird. Why this happened? I don't know... but I'm happy that was too simple to solve...
I have InD CS2, Win XP, and the same problem cutting and pasting into other applications. My plan is to upgrade to CS3 (which I am going to do anyway) - any ideas on whether or not this might fix the problem?
Tina, before the update, try to change the user as I said. If in another profile you can copy and paste, then the problem is not in cs2 or cs3 version, but in some place of your user profile. Just create a new profile with new permissions or reset your permissions setting to user or admin and be happy. If it not solve the problem... ok upgrade.
>I fixed the problem by having IT give me write access to my C drive
You said, I think, in another thread that you work for the government. Denying users write access to the C: drive on their workstation is pretty paranoid. I suppose maybe that stops remote login vandalism, but really...
I know this thread is old, but hoping someone may be monitoring it.... we have two separate systems (winxp sp2) with Indesign cs3 where both were able to copy and paste text/images into Word document, but now both systems cannot do this.... since we are on a network, we cannot arbitrarily change user logons... and I don't believe this is the issue... could it be an update Adobe put out that made changes? Or could it have been a update by Microsoft?
I am having the same problem with InDesign CS. I tried reinstalling -- it did not fix the problem. I installed an old InDesign 2.0 -- same problem now exists in this program! I have never had this problem before, but I have it now. Does anyone know of a work around?
The only way I can export text out of InDesign is to make a pdf file, open it in Acrobat, highlight the text there, do a control-c and it copies to the clipboard and can be pasted into wordpad, WordPerfect, etc. However, the ligatures do not copy. What is going on here?
Cliff, it sounds like your problem is not related to this thread. Is
your problem that you cannot copy text from Indesign and paste it to
another program? (Note: This is very different from *exporting* text.)
If it is, go read "Copying text from ID to other apps", 1/2/2008.
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Try \Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Temp <br /><br />\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP <br /><br />\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temp<br /><br />all of which are hidden by default.<br /><br />Peter