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Using eyedropper to copy text attributes crashes InDesign CC 2018

Using the eyedropper tool to copy text attributes crashes InDesign every time.

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  • Clare commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey, I had the same issue which I have managed to fix. Try double-clicking on the eyedropper tool and checking the boxes that say "Character Settings" and "Paragraph Settings"

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indesign v14.0.1 has the same issues.
    My colleage has the same version Indesign, but no problems with crashing indesign when using the eyedropper... ??

  • Teodor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have replaced all PS fonts with Open Type and everything was normalized.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    eyedropper tool won't sample text attributes correctly. My highlighted text turns invisible when I sample another word, and if I color it so I can see it it's still the same text as before I sampled. SUPER ANNOYING! May as well use Illustrator if I want to manually set text! I've double-clicked the eyedropper and everything is selected and I updated my InDesign last night. STILL HAPPENS! HELP! LOTS OF TEXT TO SET!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just started having this same issue today. Highlighting text and using the eyedropper tool transforms selected text incorrectly. I'm getting large stroked outlines, instead of the correct text attributes. It's not crashing, it's just not working correctly.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    CC 2018 eyedropper does not work with files created in CC 2017. When you click on selected text it gives it a border.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    2018 got this bug too - seems intermittent - Indesign 13.0 mac OSX 10.13.1

    Very annoying

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Version: The newest update of Adobe InDesign CC 2018.
    Every time I have a line of text selected and use my eyedropper tool to pick/copy a different text style with my cursor to my current text, the program shuts down. This is a bug which now happens since the newest update. Hasn't happened to me before.

  • Tim Van Hecke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    thank you for the fix but after this fix my eyedropper just changes to textcursor (i select the eyedropper by pressing 'i' on the keyboard. when i select the eyedropper in the tools palette with mouse it's ok, but this used to work flawless for years... :( could someone please look into it? (on osx high sierra btw)

  • Sonia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Tengo el mismo problema. Creo que por ahora me gustaría revertir a la versión 2017. Por favor me pueden explicar como hacerlo. Gracias

  • Priscilla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm also having this same issue, but it's not just with copy. It crashes with objects as well. It is an immediate shutdown of the entire program every time.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This issue happens for me every time I use eye dropper tool, even if its a new document with only a two cell table on the page. Running Indesign on OSX.

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