paste in place
So I'm having problems with the Paste in Place command, sometimes it works great when I Copy or Cut something and paste it on other artboards but most of the times it is not working properly, either what I copied o cut get outside the drawing area or it goes to a random place, and at first I thought I wasn't selecting the artboard but even with the artboard selected it falls anywhere. I'm running Illustrator CC 2019, on windows 10.
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Stephan Mönninghoff commented
I am having the same problem. You can test this with a file with many artboards. Copy an object from one artboard and pan away from the artboard, even select another artboard. You will very easily succeed in pasting away from the object's original place, even if you choose "Paste in Place".
Jorge Rosillo commented
Hey guys, I´m pleased to tell you that I found a "solution" to this problem, I concluded that the problem it´s due to some sort of trouble with the coordinates inside an illustrator file, plus some problem with the act of selecting an object.
So what I´m doing is the following:
if selecting all the objects in an artboard, with the selection tool, click-drag to select all objects from outside the artboard > click any object INSIDE the artboard (as if selecting a key object, which is gonna happen) > then CMND/CTRL+C or CMND/CTRL+X to copy or cut objects > go to target artboard and click inside it > without clicking anywhere else, CMND/CTRL+F/B to paste either at the bottom or in front of everything.
and that's how I resolved it, this applies either if you are coping/cutting-pasting into a single file with multiple artboards or if you are doing so from a tab to another, and of course, when doing this both artboards must be the same size.
Let me know if this helped you!
Having already deleted preferences 5 minutes ago for a separate annoying issue, this one is presenting itself right now. WHY does past in place not work relative to the artboard? I paste in place from another document with the exact same size artboards and it pastes in random places, or it's placing the art based on an overall XY coordinates of the entire file. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance for any answers.
The same problem, pastes in random places.
in my case, it happened because when I updated the illustrator, from cc2019 to 2020, a dialog box popped up asking if I would delete the preference or keep it, and I chose to keep it, after that, my illustrator 2020 could not copy and paste correctly.
after trying various methods and failed, finally, I deleted all the illustrator preferences, manually, located in (Local Disk C - User - (User Name) - AppData - Roaming - Adobe - Adobe Illustrator), after entering, there was a folder that said the numbers that indicate the version of Illustrator that we are using, but first turn on the hidden file feature, because this file is hidden. What I do is delete all existing folders. Then you can restart the computer and try again to open the illustrator application, but my advice, after you delete the folder, do the uninstall program illustrator and install again with a creative cloud, after that try again. for my case it worked.
sorry before if my English is not good.
Same issue on illustrator cc 2020 now :/
Cristoffer Sevilla commented
Same issue on Mac. Very frustrating