20 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2009 7:59 AM by Wade_Zimmerman

    Copying editable text to other apps

    E. Henry Thripshaw, MD

      Hi all,


      I'm having a little problem that I can't find an answer for anywhere. I had CS2 on my old Mac PowerPC (10.3.9) and upgraded to CS4 on a new iMac (10.5.8). In my old set-up when I selected text from Illustrator and copied it to another app it was pasted as editable text. In the new set-up when I try the same thing I get an uneditable image file (a PDF?) of the text.


      Is there a setting in Illustrator or my System preferences I need to change to make the copied text paste as editable text? I tried changing the "File Handling and Clipboard" options but that didn't work.


      Thanks for any help!