Paste in place uses the page coordinates from the original page, and if the ruler origin is not in the same place you will see a shift (or even pasting onto the wrong half of a spread or the pasteboard), but the other stuff is just strange. I would try replacing the prefs again, using whichever method you didn't use the first time.
I now have a very strange problem, using CS CC 2014.
I've created a master with 5 pages that are not the same sizes. It's a soft cover with flaps - so the middle page is the spine, than on each side of the spine the front and the back, than another 2 pages for the flaps.
I than tried to copy an element from the master and paste in place on the pages, but to my surprise, it pasted it in a different horizontal place. the Y was fine, but the X is wrong,
I tried to change the rulers from "per page" to "per spread" but it didn't help.
I created a whole new file, but I get the same behaviour.
Any idea why?
I don't think the answer is any different than above.
Thank you Peter.
I trashed prefs, nothing helps I get the same results.
Paste in place is based on the original page geometry and, I think, to where that page is positioned on the pasteboard, so a horizontal shift in this case would not be unexpected.
But how do you change it?
After designing the Master pages, I dragged it to down to pages, so It's not that I changed anything.
The pages (spread) are the exact as the master...
But are they in the same position on the pasteboard? When you start playing with the Page tool to change page geometry things shift.
@Peter – hm, maybe a bug in the MiddleEast version of InDesign CC-2014?
If you look at the Pages Panel in Shlomit's screenshot, you will notice that he is using an RTL page binding.
I cannot see this phenomenon in my version of InDesign CC-2014.2 v10.2.0 (German).
Btw.: Changing the zero point or the ruler units or changing the ruler origin usually will not change positioning of page items with "Paste In Place". InDesign will always correctly paste in place. I say usually, because there is a chance, that *something* happened to the pasteboard(s) of individual spreads changing the origin of the coordinate system behind pasteboards and is not available to the graphical user interface. Or something was happening to the unerlying matrix that is drawing the page bounds of a particular spread.
@Shlomit – did you recently resize page bounds? Or did you recently used the Alternate Layout feature with scaling objects?
But no, we can rule all this out, because you see the problem on a fresh, new document.
Thank you guys. I just posted in the pre-release ME forum.
I think this is a new behaviour, I don't remember seeing it before the last update - but can't tell for sure.
The screen shot is from almost two years ago and isn't from CC2014. Schlomit has revived the thread...
Sometimes I should read more carefully.
In the meantime I could have a look at Shlomit's InDesign document.
I think, what he is seeing is not related to the OP's problem, but an issue in itself I can already observe in InDesign CS3.
Something "bad" will happen to the positioning of objects copied from master spreads by "Paste In Place", if the overall width of all pages left from spine is not equal to the overall width of pages right from spine. The pasted (in place) objects will move by half of the value the overall page widths will differ.
Either in positive x-direction, if the violation of symmetry (the wider side) is on the left side of the spine, or in negative x-direction, if the violation of symmetry is on the right side of the spine. It's not important, if the binding is LTR or RTL.
Still I have to test a bit, to see if that hypothesis is sustainable…
What is working alright:
Overriding or detaching objects from the applied master pages.
That will work without seeing a shift.