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Nov 20, 2019

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After updating from Illustrator 2019 to Illustrator 2020 the copy-paste function has changed.

Previously in illustrator 2019:

1) Choose the item

2) hit Ctrl+C

3) Choose the layer you want the item to be pasted

4) hit Ctrl + V

Result = The item is pasted to layer you chosen.

 

Now in illustrator 2020:

1) Choose the item

2) hit Ctrl + C

3) Choose the layer you want the uten to be pasted

4) hit Ctrl + V

Result = The item is pasted next to the old item in the old layer so in other words in layer you no loger are.

While this may be logical, it makes the workflow much slower because you have to drag the item to the right place in the layer tree.

 

I'm trying to understand why user can no longer choose the paste layer. Is Illustrator trying to make users use the isolation mode or something?

The isolation mode kind of works, but the illustrator thinks the pasted item and the one in the isolation mode are compound path.

 

What am I missing here? Have you come across how to copy + paste smart way in Illustrator 2020?

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Hi, Uncheck “Paste Remembers Layers” in the Layers panel options.

 

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Illustrator 2020 copy paste in chosen layer

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Nov 20, 2019

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After updating from Illustrator 2019 to Illustrator 2020 the copy-paste function has changed.

Previously in illustrator 2019:

1) Choose the item

2) hit Ctrl+C

3) Choose the layer you want the item to be pasted

4) hit Ctrl + V

Result = The item is pasted to layer you chosen.

 

Now in illustrator 2020:

1) Choose the item

2) hit Ctrl + C

3) Choose the layer you want the uten to be pasted

4) hit Ctrl + V

Result = The item is pasted next to the old item in the old layer so in other words in layer you no loger are.

While this may be logical, it makes the workflow much slower because you have to drag the item to the right place in the layer tree.

 

I'm trying to understand why user can no longer choose the paste layer. Is Illustrator trying to make users use the isolation mode or something?

The isolation mode kind of works, but the illustrator thinks the pasted item and the one in the isolation mode are compound path.

 

What am I missing here? Have you come across how to copy + paste smart way in Illustrator 2020?

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Correct answer by silk-m | Most Valuable Participant

Hi, Uncheck “Paste Remembers Layers” in the Layers panel options.

 

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Hi, Uncheck “Paste Remembers Layers” in the Layers panel options.

 

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Susumu Iwasaki

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^Right. The behavior hasn't changed.

 

Your description is what happens with Paste Remembers Layers enabled. With it disabled, your pasted content should go to the currently active layer. If that's not the case, you may need a reset of preferences.

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Created two documents.

First Document:

  1. Create Text block
  2. Create Rectangle

Ctrl+C with Text Block and Ctrl+V in Second Document and it pastes the Text into the docment.

Ctrl+C with Rectangle and Ctrl+V in Second Document and nothing.

I have Unchecked 'Paste Remembers Layers' in the Layers panel

Cannot get this to work?

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"Ctrl+C with Rectangle and Ctrl+V in Second Document and nothing."

 

So it doesn't paste at all?

Could you please create a thread for that?

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Recently, I have the same issue. I am using Illustrator v 24.1.2

Any solution for this? 

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Hi,

Could you please share screen shot of the Layers panel from both the documents or may be a small video to show how you are performing these operations?

 

Best regards

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"Recently, I have the same issue."

 

The same issue as what? Doesn't paste at all?

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