BUG: Cant paste text from other apps into After Effects
Since the last update I cant paste text from other apps (browser, word, etc) into After Effects. Looks like AE doesnt recognize I have something in my clipboard. CTRL+V doesnt work, if I go to "edit" the paste option is greyed out.
Using latest AE (v18.4) on Windows 10.
If I revert to v18.2.1 everything works as it should.
This bug has been fixed in the latest version of After Effects 2021 ( 18.4.1 ). See https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/kb/fixed-issues.html.
Please install the latest version and let us know if you are continuing to see issues with pasting from other applications. You should no longer need to use the workaround of opening After Effects first before selecting a project file; pasting into Text layers should work when opening AE by double-clicking a project file.
Thank you all again for reporting this issue,
- John, After Effects Engineering Team
Same here, Win 10, XPS 15 and AE v18.4
Patrick Dorsman commented
Same here. Latest version of AE and Windows 10
Babak Novine-Farahbakhche commented
AE (v18.4.0 (Build 41)
macOs 11.5 (Intel)
tulio couceiro commented
Same here! Please fix ASAP :(
Rafer Schieck commented
After Effects 18.4.0 (Built 41)
macOS 11.5 (Intel)
However, It does not happen on My Windows 10 PC.
Steven Latham commented
Hey, just throwing my experience in the pot too, as its the same.
Mac OS 11.4, AE v18.4
Copy anything outside of After Effects to the clipboard and Paste from the edit menu simply isn't an option.
Meanwhile reverting to 18.2.1 makes everything OK
Marcin Kleczewski commented
same , pls do smth with it!!!!!
BRECHT GALLE commented
After Effects 18.4.0 (Built 41)
mac OS Catalina 10.15.7
Chris Mapes commented
SAME HERE. Working on M1 Mini with 18.4 full release. was working in beta
Ben Allen commented
Please fix this issue ASAP. This is a critical error that simple should not happen. I'm just about over the bugs in Adobe software. Blackmagic is starting to look more like the platform for the future. So many people jumping over.
Librado Reyes commented
pls Adobe fix this, this is a very important part of my workflow... I won't be able to deliver on time if I have to type everything from scratch.... pls pls pls
Dieter VonSchramm commented
This is such a basic function and the fact it was overlooked speaks volumes.
AARON LYON commented
Same problem using Mac OS 11.4 and After effects 18.4. Can't copy text from outside AE and paste into AE.
Rasaqi Gilang commented
any fix on these issues yet?
or do we have to downgrade to previous version for now?
Michael Fischbeck commented
I had to downgrade to 18.2.1, but it fixed it.
I could not paste copied text from word or text edit into AE, although I could paste into other programs fine.
One thing to note, If I open an effect that CAN receive pasted text, I CAN paste into THAT, such as Red Giant Universe's Uni.TextTile effect.
It is just the default text tool and text box I can't paste into. (And of course I am working on a very text-heavy project at the moment).
tried making a fresh new project, same thing. Only fix is to downgrade.
Mac, OS 11.5
AE 18.4 (Build 41)
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
Todd Morgan commented
HOW DO YOU BREAK SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS COPY PASTE?????????????????????? FIX THIS ASAP... WE PAY ENOUGH FOR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION TO NOT HAVE THINGS THAT WORK TO BE BROKEN!!!!!
PJ Bryson commented
Hi. I can't paste text from external programs into After Effects v18.4 on Mac Big Sur 11.4. This was working fine before I updated to 18.4. Seems like a bug in the update.
Huy La commented
AE 18.4 only recognize internal clipboard. You can copy and paste anything inside AE. Everything from outside (other softwares, etc.) doesn't work.
Emilio Ferreyra commented
I just upgraded to 18.4 and I have the same problem. I can't paste text inside AE.
Greg Vermette commented
This is true of not only text, but anything from another app into After Effects, including Premiere. Audio clips, video clips, anything from the timeline or the media bins cannot be pasted into an after effects project or comp.