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Text blocks in Illustrator

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Marie, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Marie

    Marie Member

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    I have a document with a lot of small text that I need to edit. The text is still editable - but the lines are broken into small sections of text - instead of one connected text block. Is there anyway to join all the little sections of text back together? Thanks!
     
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  2. iSign

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    One way that happens is saving down from a newer version of Illustrator. If that is the case, you should re-open it in the newer version. If you must do your editing in an older version, maybe the text could be copied & pasted, saved in a word processing format, or emailed to yourself...


    ...if it never was in a newer version, than I'm not sure what other options exist... but I'd guess it was brought in from some other program, so I'd try to go back to wherever the typesetting was originally done.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

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    Yeah usually I see this when opening a pdf/eps made with newer illy or corel, etc another vendor proggy
     
  4. Marie

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    The file was originally set in InDesign.
     
  5. Marie

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    A guy in my office just found a script that seems to do the trick!
     
  6. Bigdawg

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    Marie.. save the file as a pdf... open in reader... select text and copy back into Illy. SHould retain your formatting but will put extra line breaks in.. much easier to fix those then combine all those little lines of text.

    Edited to Add: Share! That would be a real useful script!
     
  7. Marie

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  8. iSign

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    Marie,
    what is your solution (script)?
    put it in this post for others to find in future searches
     
  9. Marie

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    vectips.com/tricks/10-free-and-extremely-useful-illustrator-scripts/

    That should get you there. This guy looks like he has a lot of useful stuff.

    The script that I ran worked great, just had to adjust some kerning here and there. - M
     
  10. J Hill Designs

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    looks like some interesting stuff - thx for the link
     
  11. iSign

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    thanks!
     
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