12 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2017 4:39 AM by Monika Gause

    Paste in place on a different artboard

    Level 1
      I was wondering if it is possible to copy an object from one artboard and paste it in an different artboard (which has the same size) in the same place. So the cmd+f function but then in a different artboard.

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
          Scott Falkner Level 5
          >so the cmd+f function but then in a different artboard.

          Command F?
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          • 2. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
            Vernox Level 1
            Paste in front

            Yours
            Vern
            • 3. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
              mec_os Level 3
              are you talking about CS4's multiple artboards? like you have two artboards side by side in the same document and you want to keep the pasted object relative to the artboards the same?

              you can't just do it because you can't have multiple origins per document, which would of been a great feature and seems overlooked by the illustrator team since other apps can have multiple locator points.

              what you can do is establish your origin point in one artboard - like bottom left corner, Copy your object, Move the origin again to the bottom left corner of the second artboard and then paste in front.

              that's a workaround but not really a solution in my opinion. each artboard should allow for a different origin point - and maybe they do, i haven't fully searched.
              • 4. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                Level 1
                Hi,

                Regarding copy from one artboard to another one(different opened files), is there way to preserve the layers when moving between different artboards?. I mean, each time I need to move content with different layers I have to do the task step by step, and that is insane when you must move a lot of layers. Any workaround?.

                Thanks in advance,

                josé.
                • 5. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                  Scott Falkner Level 5
                  Layers Panel menu > Paste Remembers layers.

                  Also, try RTFM.
                  • 6. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                    mec_os Level 3
                    if you copy as you drag (by holding Option), the objects should remain in their original layer. if you want to use copy and paste you can select "Paste remembers layers" from the options menu in the Layers palette.

                    if you use the paste remembers layers be aware that dragging in a new image to the document will always create a "layer 1" or if there is a "layer 1" already and it's locked, it won't let you place the image. it's no big deal just be aware of the little quirks it causes.

                    to the original post, someone else already gave a stave at the multiple rulers per artboard. i haven't tried it and i don't think it really solves the paste in place issue, but it might

                    http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/2008/10/scripts-make-multiple-artboards-in.html
                    • 7. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                      Level 1
                      Wouw guys! Didn't know that option. Thanks very much for the quick reply, this new tip will save me a lot of time and headaches.

                      Have a nice day,

                      josé
                      • 8. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                        Level 1
                        Page origins and rulers are document level, and not automatic on artboards - a limitation of the new feature. Hopefully, artboards will be more robust next version.
                        • 9. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                          rob bernet Level 1

                          Make sure the artboard you are coping from is selected by clicking in it (the outer rule line will get thicker). Copy your item, then click in the artboard you want to copy to (it's outer rule line will get thicker), then paste (command F).

                          • 10. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                            DZ-designs Level 1

                            Thank uuu.. U really saved my day

                            • 11. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                              Shaundesigner Level 1

                              Hi guys,

                               

                              I've been using this option for a while, how ever for some reason when I click the artboard I wish to paste to, its started to paste the art work on top on the artwork I've copied.? Any suggestions please?

                               

                              also if i CMD + X and the CMD + option + shift + V to copy to all artboards, its pasting to the original artboard and then left of all the rest?? Again any suggestions as to why please? your help would be really appreciated.

                               

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                              • 12. Re: Paste in place on a different artboard
                                Monika Gause Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                Shaundesigner  schrieb

                                 

                                Hi guys,

                                 

                                I've been using this option for a while, how ever for some reason when I click the artboard I wish to paste to, its started to paste the art work on top on the artwork I've copied.? Any suggestions please?

                                 

                                also if i CMD + X and the CMD + option + shift + V to copy to all artboards, its pasting to the original artboard and then left of all the rest?? Again any suggestions as to why please? your help would be really appreciated.

                                 

                                You are using the current version?

                                 

                                You may have noticed that this thread is from 2015, so it covers a completely different version. There have been some updates to artboards in the current version, which may have caused your issues.

                                 

                                So please create a new thread and describe your issue step by step in a way that someone is able to repeat it and figure out what is happening. ALso it's not clear what you are expecting to happen.