Pasting editable paths from Illustrator


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Pasting editable paths from Illustrator

So, a pretty common question from Illustrator and InDesign users that use the two together is 'how do you paste something from Illustrator that can then be edited with the Pen tool inside InDesign?' So you want to paste as paths, editable paths. Well, let's go see if we can figure that one out. Let's jump over to Illustrator. Here is kinda of a warped star shape that I created in Illustrator. I am going to go ahead and select it and copy it to the clipboard, Command+C, Edit > Copy, Ctrl+C on Windows, jump back over to InDesign and let's go ahead and use our trusty Paste command, Command+V. Everything is looking good so far.

It looks exactly like it did in Illustrator, but if I double-click to get to the path, I see that I have actually got it as a graphic sitting inside this frame. I can't actually get to the points on the path, so that's not going to work for me. It turns out you need to change a preference in InDesign. So, let's go back to our Selectio...

Pasting editable paths from Illustrator
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Pasting editable paths from Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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