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How to copy and paste at same position?

New Here ,
May 01, 2017 May 01, 2017

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I'm working with Acrobat pro DC.

When I copy and paste an object to same page or the other page,

the object is always pasted to other position.

Can I paste it to same position?

Is there an option for that?

I could've done it with Acrobat pro 9.

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New Here , Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020
ctrl-shift-v doesn't work for me but holding shift while clicking on paste in the edit menu or the right-click context menu works

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May 01, 2017 May 01, 2017

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 02, 2017 May 02, 2017

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Hello.  This has been a behavior of Acrobat for many versions.  A trick that I use to counter this is to paste the object, hold the control key down & tap the left arrow, followed by the up arrow.  The paste offset seems to be 10 pixels right, and 10 pixels down.  Nudging the pasted object with the control key moves in 10 pixel increments.

I hope this is helpful.

My best,

Dave

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2017 Jun 22, 2017

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Hello Dave,

I'm not finding that holding the ctrl key and tapping the left arrow, followed by the up arrow works for me.

Thank you,

Colin

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Jun 22, 2017 Jun 22, 2017

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In Windows select the object to copy. move to the top of the page you want to paste it to, hold down both the Shift and Control keys and them press the "V" key. The object should shortly appear in the original position on the new page.

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Thank You!!!!!!

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Jul 13, 2017 Jul 13, 2017

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I've never wanted to hug a stranger so much in my life. Thank you for sharing this workaround.

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New Here ,
Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018

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To do this on a Mac hold option Command then press V

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2019 Jun 08, 2019

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On Mac you can do that by hold down the Shift + Command + V this will past the copied element in the same position as the original one.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019

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++Adding on to the correct answer given above.

For detailed information on ho to handle Images or objects, you can go through this latest help article here: How to edit images or objects in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat 

Thanks,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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ctrl-shift-v doesn't work for me but holding shift while clicking on paste in the edit menu or the right-click context menu works

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May 06, 2021 May 06, 2021

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Neither ways work for my abode acrobat pro dc......ha...........

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 27, 2020 Jul 27, 2020

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Thanks, Sung Wook, for posting this question. I've been puzzled by this quirk for years and finally looked it up. Why can't "Paste in Place" be added to the menu in Acrobat? (And for that matter, why does Acrobat DC seem so unlike other Adobe applications, and seems like it's managed by a totally different company?)

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