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Art board is not copied when alt-dragged

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Artboard is not copied when alt-dragged as I said before. Then sometimes it is being copied, seems sporadic, did not find any reasons for it. Artboards with some content, that is raster and vector objects, say a flier A4. When you want to replicate it by selecting it in document setup tab, alt-dragging it sometimes works, sometimes not, frustrating. It just moves to a dragged location and not being replicated. Sometimes. But often enough to cause frustration and mild pain. I have the latest version of Illustrator with all latest updates, on the latest Imac runnins OSX with all latest updates. Please fix it, I will pray that you will.

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When posting, please try to be a little more clear, and don't be afraid to post a screenshot. They are often loaded with information for us to see what your settings, and what type of elements you are missing in your copy. Myself & others more often reply to posts with screenshots.

 

My guess is you are in the artboard tool, and alt(win) or option (mac) dragging the artboard to make a copy. If you have a locked element that would not copy over if this was checked. 

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.54.18 AM.png

 

For you migth be better to drag the artboard you want to copy, to the new artboard, no option key needed. 

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Art board is not copied when alt-dragged

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Artboard is not copied when alt-dragged as I said before. Then sometimes it is being copied, seems sporadic, did not find any reasons for it. Artboards with some content, that is raster and vector objects, say a flier A4. When you want to replicate it by selecting it in document setup tab, alt-dragging it sometimes works, sometimes not, frustrating. It just moves to a dragged location and not being replicated. Sometimes. But often enough to cause frustration and mild pain. I have the latest version of Illustrator with all latest updates, on the latest Imac runnins OSX with all latest updates. Please fix it, I will pray that you will.

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Correct answer by MikeGondek | Adobe Community Professional

When posting, please try to be a little more clear, and don't be afraid to post a screenshot. They are often loaded with information for us to see what your settings, and what type of elements you are missing in your copy. Myself & others more often reply to posts with screenshots.

 

My guess is you are in the artboard tool, and alt(win) or option (mac) dragging the artboard to make a copy. If you have a locked element that would not copy over if this was checked. 

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.54.18 AM.png

 

For you migth be better to drag the artboard you want to copy, to the new artboard, no option key needed. 

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.54.43 AM.png

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When posting, please try to be a little more clear, and don't be afraid to post a screenshot. They are often loaded with information for us to see what your settings, and what type of elements you are missing in your copy. Myself & others more often reply to posts with screenshots.

 

My guess is you are in the artboard tool, and alt(win) or option (mac) dragging the artboard to make a copy. If you have a locked element that would not copy over if this was checked. 

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.54.18 AM.png

 

For you migth be better to drag the artboard you want to copy, to the new artboard, no option key needed. 

Screen Shot 2020-09-18 at 10.54.43 AM.png

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Thanks for your reply! When there are locked elements I get a notification, so that is not the case. Plus, just like I said, sometimes I get into frenzy and keep dragging with the same effort and without pushing any extra buttons and then it just works! So, I am not sure that there is any intelligent meaning to it... But I will dabble some more...

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here is the fresh screenshothere is the fresh screenshot

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if I make a copy in the artboard panel it works fine but it does not copy the artwork, and I need a full copy! To keep the same size and project but to make minor modifications. So alt-dragging seems to be the only known option to me to replicate an artboard fully with its content.

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I agree that the more info the better but I write in pangs of despair so please bear with me ) Plus all that political pressure, after Navalny poisoning, more Western sanctions will shrink my salary even more ) 

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Mike, thanks for your suggestion to drag an artboard and make a copy in the artboard panel. It is a solution. Although I liked alt dragging so I can place panel manually where I want it.. But I guess I can put up with it ) Thanks again! Still alt-dragging does not work as it should, so it is partly unsolved I think )

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For my part you are welcome

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Also make sure this button is depressed.

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Yes, the button is depressed, to no effect, just tried ) Thanks though!

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Yes, I agree with Yura. 

There is something wrong with this feature. In 2019 you're able to alt+drag the complete art panel and all its contents.

In 2020 the feature is failing. It does not allow you to alt+drag the artaboard and all its content. It drags sporatically

and doesn't align or make duplication of objects.

It is VERY frustrating when there has been a failure on Adobe's part to maintain the software.

 

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Yes, thanks for yout input, plus in recent version very often some garbled text is pasted off clipboard whenever I paste objects, quite annoying too... And it does not get fixed for quite long time too (

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