Error pasting text into Photoshop (mac osx) "clipboard is empty or invalid"

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i've Photoshop CS 5.5. on mac osx 10.6.8
When i write a text in text edit and i try to paste into photoshop i cant' do it.
A warning popup say something like:
"Unable to complete the command "Paste text" since the clipboard is empty or invalid."
why? can anyone help me thank :)
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Luca Costa

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Posted 6 years ago

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Are you sure the text is in the clipboard (can you paste it in other applications)?
Have you tried Format > Make Plain Text in TextEdit?
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Axel CORJON

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kind of the same problem here, i cannot past from safari, a pdf or mail... everytime i have to paste the text un text edit, switch to plain text, then copy/paste to photoshop... it works but i loose so much time...
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Hi Axel,

When you try to paste as you say, what is the result?  Do you get the same error message as Luca?  Something else?

Also, as Chris asked, what version of Photoshop are you running?  And on which OS are you running it?

Thanks,
David
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yosemite (os 10.10.3) + CC 2014

my CC is in french, but roughly, it translate to
"photoshop is not able to perform the command paste because the clipboard's data are either empty or damaged"
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Howdy Axel,

Have  you tried rebooting the machine?  It sounds like your operating system is having the problem and it's simply that Photoshop is presenting it.  

Can you copy/paste between other apps?  Have you tried with other contents in the clipboard?

Just to make sure we're on track, you don't have any additional screen-capture or keyboard-capture application running or simply installed, do you (many of these apps do still run even without user input)?

If all else fails, we can do a web-hosted screenshare to try to track the problem down.  All you need is an internet connection (and hopefully a phone line for a toll-free number, même en France) -- ne vous inquietez pas, on peut parler en français, si vous voulez -- pas de problème.

Merci,
David
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bonjour alors :)

j'ai bien essayé tout ça, le probleme est assez vieux... donc j'ai deja tres souvent rebooter. le copier coller marche parfaitement dans tt les apps (y compris d'autres app cc).
Petite évolution, j'ai mis a jour hier en cc2015... tjs le meme bug, mais plus de message d'alerte (ça ne copie pas, et si je converti le texte sous text edit ça copie bien)

et sinon j'ai un autre soucis de saisi, ça ne le fait pas tt le temps (mais souvent), je te laisse checker la vidéo là : http://www.creaktif.com/bug.zip
en gros les caractere speciaux passent tous en début de ligne, et reviennent à leur place si il sont suivi d'un caractere normal... pas super pratique pour ponctuer une phrase :)
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Salut Axel,

Vous m'avez donné une autre idée.  Je crois que vous avez changé votre "engine de texte."  Pour le remettre en ordre, cliquez sur Photoshop > Preferences > Text et puis à la droit, en haut, vous avez le choix entre East Asian et Middle Eastern (je n'ai que les noms en anglais à ce moment là, mais...).  Pour être sur, relance PS.  Ca peut regler le problème ...

Sinon, on peut faire un meeting à travers le web...

Merci,
David