Highlighted

Copied objects won't paste into new layers

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have a document with many elements, I am trying to copy some objects and paste into new layers to create slightly different designs for presentation. I copy the objects, create and name a new layer then 'paste in place' and have tried 'paste' and the item pastes back into the original layer. I have selected the new layer, I have locked the source layer and tried pasting, I have hidden the source layer and it still won't paste into the new layer, this has only recently started happening. I have been using Illustrator for over 20 years and am not a novice. I have tried everything I can think of but cannot create multiple layered artwork / designs. I can create new graphics in the new layers but just can't paste to them.

Has anyone experienced this before? I am using CS6 16.0.4 installed from disks on a late 2013 27" iMac intel core i5 OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.

Many thanks in advance

David

Most Valuable Participant
Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

David,

Is Paste Remembers Layers unticked in the Layers palette flyout/dropdown (it should be for this)?

Views

19.6K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Copied objects won't paste into new layers

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have a document with many elements, I am trying to copy some objects and paste into new layers to create slightly different designs for presentation. I copy the objects, create and name a new layer then 'paste in place' and have tried 'paste' and the item pastes back into the original layer. I have selected the new layer, I have locked the source layer and tried pasting, I have hidden the source layer and it still won't paste into the new layer, this has only recently started happening. I have been using Illustrator for over 20 years and am not a novice. I have tried everything I can think of but cannot create multiple layered artwork / designs. I can create new graphics in the new layers but just can't paste to them.

Has anyone experienced this before? I am using CS6 16.0.4 installed from disks on a late 2013 27" iMac intel core i5 OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.

Many thanks in advance

David

Most Valuable Participant
Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

David,

Is Paste Remembers Layers unticked in the Layers palette flyout/dropdown (it should be for this)?

Views

19.6K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
May 11, 2015 3
Most Valuable Participant ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

David,

Is Paste Remembers Layers unticked in the Layers palette flyout/dropdown (it should be for this)?

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2015 9
Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you so much Jacob, I feel a bit silly now as it was so, so simple.

Best

David

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2015 1
Most Valuable Participant ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You are welcome, David.

It is one of the sneaky things that just creep up on you.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2015 1
Adobe Community Professional ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If you first make the new layer and then use copy paste with Paste Remembers Layers turned on, just move the objects (which still are active) to the new layer with the small square an the right end of the original layer in the Layer panel.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2015 1
Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks very much Larry, it was burning my head out... all the years I've been using Illustrator too!

Thanks

Dave

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
May 11, 2015 0
New Here ,
Oct 27, 2016

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Wow... so simple!

THANKS!!!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Oct 27, 2016 0
New Here ,
Dec 08, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

very helpfull many thanks

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 08, 2017 0
Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 08, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You are welcome, umairk.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 08, 2017 0
Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I cannot believe I've been putting up with that not working for so long!

 

Thankyou

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Nov 07, 2019 0
New Here ,
Jun 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Much love for you for that solution, Jacob! One of the "I knew it was simple yet I didn't goole it for so long" issues...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 01, 2020 0
Most Valuable Participant ,
Jun 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You are welcome, Ani. It is good to see that some old threads live.

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 01, 2020 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

... as long as you're able to even find to new post.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 01, 2020 0
New Here ,
Jun 08, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Very useful tip... thank you...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Jun 08, 2017 0
Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

That was it!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Aug 24, 2017 0
New Here ,
Feb 28, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

lol, I came here for the same problem and found my answer. so simple yet so.... i feel so silly!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Feb 28, 2018 0
New Here ,
Mar 25, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you Jacob! I had the same problem, now solved!

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Mar 25, 2018 0
Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 25, 2018

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You are welcome, A.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Mar 25, 2018 0