The formatting is part of the Source Text property.
Answer to Todd Kopriva.
Well, I must admit I find very disapointing that such a basic feature in not part of After Effects.
One can use the script Find and Replace, but it would be much faster to copy source texte, select target text and do some "replace and keep target source text"
Well, a nice workaround isn't that tough. Use a text editing application. Copy 'n paste to your heart's content.
Thanks Todd, I'll make a request.
To Dave : not that I am Lazy, but when you have +/- 100 text lines to change, using the same template, it's much faster to copy from a text.
For subtitling, I generally copy from a floating windows in Stickies (I am a mac user) and paste in the content window of the text editor in Final Cut Pro.
That methode is insanely fast and error free, which is good for repetitive task like subtitling.
Well, that's the point of using a text editor: I forget what the app is on a Mac (Textedit?), but you put all your changes in it and just highlight, copy and paste into the text layer. Works like a charm, and it's darned fast.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work...
I copied some text selected on a text layer in AE and pasted it in two different text editors (Text Edit and Pages)
When pasting, the app's default text style is used.
Besides, few text editors can manage things like kerning, outline + filling etc etc.
Hmmm, well, I don't know why that would happen: the last time I had to change a boatload of text on a Mac, the only things that got pasted in from the text editor were the characters: the text layers retained all their original properties.
Maybe you have to save it first as text-only in the editor. Especially if the changes came from a word processing document.
... by the way ; it works in Premiere
The ideal would be to be able to choose between paste with attributes and without attributes...
And the opposite would be very useful as well : copy and paste fontl attributes, like you can paste geometrical, fx, adio level or pan attributes in Premiere or Final Cut.
Mr Adobe do you hear me ?
Dave, you are a genius !
Thanks, it works perfectly from a text editor TO AE.
Next time I'll do that job (within 2 weeks actualy) I'll think of you with gratitude when going to bed early !
(it's now nearly midnight inFrance)
You are very welcome. Now go to sleep.
The normal paste without formatting option of Cmnd+Option+Shift +v or Ctrl + Shift on Windows does not work but there is a workaround that does. Double click your text layer in AE and Ctrl/Cmnd + C to copy it. Alt or Command + tab to switch to a text editor and use Cmnd+Option+Shift + v to paste on Mac or Shift + Cmnd + v to paste on Windows. Ctrl/Cmnd + a to select what you just copied, Ctrl/Cmnd + x to cut, then select your target text layer in AE and Ctrl/Cmnd + v to paste. Works all the time.
I agree -- the paste without attributes should be included in AE, It works everywhere else.
Thanks very much Rick, I'll try that also... looks quite simple.
> Mr Adobe do you hear me ?
Use the feature-request link above.