Have you ever double-clicked the Eyedropper tool to look at options?
Yes, the options are all correct. The eyedropper won't change the size or color of the text, it just adds a stroke. I don't know where it's getting the style for the stroke, but it just doesn't seem to pick up any other style attributes.
Hmm. Wild guessing now: Have you done the deeper preferences reset like the permanant topic outlines?
I did a full preference reset and it put everything back the way it was when I installed it. But the problem hasn't been solved. While using it today, several times it has gone back to just adding a stroke, while others it worked fine. Sometimes it seems to work better if I've actually created a paragraph style for the text I'm trying to copy, but even that doesn't always work.
You don't possibly have other frames over top of your text frame, do you?
I've thought about that, but it was doing it today and I was trying to copy a text style from a text box that was off the edge of the document, so it didn't have any frames or other items over it.
I'm experiencing the same issue. Did you find a solution?
BTW I've never seen a InDesign version so bugged like CC 2015…
Same issue here! Driving me up the wall, eyedropper is such a quick tool to use for quick designs…
Any updates/info Adobe?
I was having a similar problem to what you were experiencing, but mine wasn't strokes, it was adding a bevel and emboss.
I don't know if this will fix it permanently and it may be a pain in the butt overall, but I think it's worth it, especially because it seems to affect your text styling.
I double clicked the eyedropper icon and unchecked the dropdown item for object styles. You should try unchecking all of the stroke options in the character dropdown.
Now I think that will mean that should you ever want to eyedrop strokes on characters, you'd have to open that up again check those boxes, but that sounds worth it to me.
Adobe should address this and oodles of other things, but I hope that helps.
There is no need to post the same information multiple times. Anyone who is subscribed to your thread will see the first post, and nobody who is not subscribed will every know you posted.
Oh, I've never posted here before.
My bad, thank you.
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The eyedropper appears to be picking up the attributes of the element on the topmost layer of the point where you click it. In my case it was an FPO full-page boundary with a black outline. If you hide the layers above your text box, or move the text box to the topmost layer of your document, the eyedropper will function properly.
you are absolutely right. That's the behavior of the Eyedropper Tool.
In my eyes a failure in concept since the introduction of the tool.
Locking the layers on top is not enough.
One has to hide the layers on top temporarily.
Or you have to set them to non-printing temporarily.
Otherwise the Eyedropper Tool is able to pick up formatting of objects stacked on top of the one you are interested in.
What a life saver. Thanks Andrew. I've been looking for this answer for months now.