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When a paste copied text into InDesign Illustrator but without the trace?

Oct 26, 2011 6:07 AM

When a paste copied text into InDesign Illustrator but without the trace?

It seems incredible to do a composition in Illustrator and copy-paste to make InDesign and draw all the text.

 

I'm using CS4 but I see in the help that CS5 is the same.

 

Thanks in advance.

 


 
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:27 AM   in reply to superlativo

    I'm afraid I don't understand the question here, or if it really is a feature request. Are you asking how to copy text from Illustrator into InDesign and have the copied text still editable?

     
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:46 AM   in reply to superlativo

    This isn't much help for what you describe, but if you want to move text from Illy to ID and have it editable, you must copy it as text (highlight with the text tool) rather than as an object. ID's text engine is quite a bit more sophisticated, and is not yet shared among applications.

     

    For what it's worth, most experienced InDesign users set as much type in ID as they can. I would never set block text that might be subject to editing in Illustrator, nor would I usually copy/paste from Illustrator into ID. I've learned from expereince that if I need to make the art in Illustrator I'm better off saving as .ai and placing that because it is then re-usable for other projects. Pasted paths would need to be re-saved in ID as a snippet in order to be easily accessible for future use, and there is no easy way to edit once, update many.

     

    I view InDesign as a ssort of box or framework into which you fit the various pieces of your puzzle, but not a place for constructing complex graphical content.

     
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    Nov 2, 2011 1:44 PM   in reply to superlativo

    This begs the question, then, why not set the text in InDesign instread of Illustrator in the first place?

     
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