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I have a Photoshop file where I have a text layer with a very long paragraph. I would like to copy and paste the text to the editor where I write XHTML markup instead of rewriting it.

How can I do that? Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V doesn't work.

I have Photoshop CS4.

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In Photoshop CS4 the shortcuts work fine! Try with the right click and choose copy! However, I think that this isn't a question related to programming!!! –  BitDrink Nov 13 '09 at 18:14

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I have found other reason by chance when I'm searching for the same problem : When you copy a text with special chars it doesn't work like this example in french "spécial" , otherwise it works if it's "special".

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disable automatic selection of slices when using the first left control (black arrow)

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Make sure you have the clipboard turned on in Photoshop. Go to Edit > Preferences > General.

In the General box area make sure that "Export Clipboard" is checked.

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A roundabout way to accomplish this is to save the file as a pdf, then copy the text from there. To be safe, select Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities" in the save options.

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Find the text layer in the layers list. Double-click layer icon (with the "T" on it). This will automatically select the text in the layer. Then you can use the copy and paste functionality (Control-C to copy).

**You can only do this if the text is not rendered into pixels yet. So as long has you haven't done this, it will work.

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First select the text layer in the layers palette. Then Ctrl-A to select all. Ctrl-C to copy.

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You should the Text tool (shortcut 'T') then photoshop will give you the hand to edit the text, making it possible to copy/cut/paste.

In case, it doesn't give you the hand, then it's probably not a text, and you won't be able to do that.

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