When I try to copy and paste a graphic into another illustrator file I get the message: "Can't paste the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects fall completely off the drawing area?" Can anybody help with this? Do I need to change a pref setting? I'm using illus cs5. Thanks!
Well, I'm not quite sure what I did but I selected my artboard and graphic and unlocked and now it is freely moving around and I was able to paste it into my other ai file. Thanks! I think I'll use these forums more often now that I have the lastest and greatest Creative Suite.
Your object may have been grouped with another object outside your view. When selecting with the Selection tool (the black arrow) you select the whole group - including the object you do not see on your screen. If you selected with the Direct selection tool (the white arrow) you only selected the object you can see, ignoring the grouping. This may be what happened.
this seems to be a throw back to illustrator days of old. I haven't seen it happen since illustrator 8 but it now pops up in CS5. it seems to be points that somehow make it out to the outsides of the pasteboard, eminating from guides. if you zoom right out till you can see the whole board and do a select all you will see the points usually in the middle of the board edges. delete those points and your problem will be too
Everyone...turn off or uncheck the blasted "Snap to point" under View menu.
It drove me crazy for the longest too... I am now bald! LOL
there is a button in the Artboard control bar when you are in the Artboard tool called "Move/Copy Artwork with Artboard"...
make sure that is turned off too or else anything you copy from one file will also copy the artboard; then when you paste, it gets mixed up thinking that you want to paste one artboard onto another.
...that'll cause you to pull your hair out too.
it seems that locking guides wont do the trick. as jacob suggested if you ctrl/cmd + a, you'll have a surprise..:):)
i went mad to find out that damned guideline i got when i did ctrl+a. the only thing to do is clear guides (process not reversible unless 'undo')
p.s - to prevent this, dont group the guidelines when you work.
I had the same problem. I looked in my layers' palette and I had guides that were selected with the others.
So check your selections before wanting to place a your selection on another artboard.
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