Photoshop: Paste Unstyled Text

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In Photoshop I would like to be able to paste “unstyled” text as an option. In OS X one can do this by holding Command-Option-Shift-V. The pasted text will then take on the default style as determined by the document, losing any specific formatting from its source. At present, if I want to paste the content of one styled field to another, Photoshop forces me to roundabout to an external editor, strip the styling there, then return to PS to paste. Life could be simpler.
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Thanks for the suggestion!
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David, Official Rep

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In the meanwhile, perhaps using type styles could solve your workflow issues?
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scamper

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That is a serviceable workaround, I’ll give you that. But it still requires more planning and thought — more cognitive load — than the simpler unstyled paste. Not to take away from your suggestion, just differentiating the two, for the record.
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Malte Schümann

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Hey Adobe, what about this 3 year old idea?
I would really love to paste unformatted text  :)
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Malte Schümann

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Hi Adobe Developers,
any thoughts about implementing this feature?
Would really fasten up my workflow.

Thanks
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Dave Mozdzanowski

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This would be a seriously simple tool addition, and incredibly valuable. Any new response from Adobe on this one? Other Adobe apps already have this, so it would only make their suite more consistent.
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Malte Schümann

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Hello Adobe, can you please tell us, if this feature will be implemented sometime? In the Photoshop CC 2015.5 Update it is sadly not.

It would help me a lot!
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Malte Schümann

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hello Adobe? you there reading this?
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This feature is under consideration for a future release.  As their is a nigh-infinite number of features to work on but a limited amount of time and people, we have to prioritize based on need and impact.  If this (or any other) change would make a big difference, please share your stories so we can use that information to help prioritize the work.

Thanks,
David
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Malte Schümann

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Thanks for your answer, dear David.

For me and a team of web designers layouting dozens of different ad formats copying and pasting text headlines from one format to another it would make a huge difference if could do that without the detour of copy/pasting/copy everything in the chrome adressbar to reset any type formatting.

Since this thread and wish is at least 4 years old, I would say it could be this features turn in the request cue ;)

Thanks a lot
Malte
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Five years and its still not possible to copy unformatted text in MacOS. Shame on Adobe. I ́m since years CC customer and still hit this Problem every day. I ́ve to start textEdit on mac, paste it there and copy it again to paste it in photoshop. This is a shameful workaround. Please work on a solution adobe.
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Malte Schümann

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Adobe doesnt seem to care about users request. Monthly payments, check! 
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Stay tuned. This idea is under consideration. You can see 26 pages of implemented ideas here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family?topic-list[settings][status]=complete&topic-list...
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Malte Schümann

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Thanks, Jeffrey. Its only so frustrating that a simple and nowadays common feature like this takes now 5 years to consider :/ I mean, come on guys. 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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We were busy implementing 26 pages of other features. :)
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That's fair, and I don't know what those features are, but I'd rather have this simple one that I would use every day over another new auto-magic feature for the novice users or the "Preference to select a highlight color in the UI".

That being said, thank you for your hard work.
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Howdy Malte and Matthew,

Honestly, what's really helpful for getting bugs prioritized are (YOUR) users' stories demonstrating how the problem impacts their work.  We actually really want to hear our customers' voices and perspective -- such stories allow us to be in your shoes and then push for fixes on your behalf.  As Jeff pointed out, we have QUITE a number of features and prioritizing them isn't always easy...and that's not even all of 'em...!

Thanks,
David
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Malte Schümann

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Thanks a lot for coming back to us, Jeff! Great to see finally progress in PS.

To be honest, me and the majority of my colleagues in the (web)design world completely switched to sketch app for layouting websites...  Photoshop only for opening legacy layouts. So for me no need for that text copypaste feature anymore.
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Thanks for the update. Any chance of this implementation finding its way to CC 2017?  I still use 2017 for the Device Preview tool that was removed in 2018.
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Howdy Mike,

I don't see that happening.  But, you CAN have the best of both world -- you can install CC2017 and CC2018 on the same machine, no problem.

Hope that helps,
David
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Shame. I already do that.  And I don't ever touch 2018. Opening 2018 just to paste unstyled text is more convoluted than opening TextEdit pasting. copying, and then re-pasting.  But, thanks for the response and advice.