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"Can't paste objects" error when pasting plot from Excel into Illustrator

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Aug 26, 2020

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to import several plots made in Excel into Illustrator to combine them into one figure. For some reason, some of the plots will paste just fine and some are giving me the following error: "Can't paste the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects fall completely off the drawing area." The plots are all the same size and shape, so I'm not sure why some are giving me this issue and some aren't.

 

I did some searching to see if I could resolve it, but the only thing I could find on this error suggested there was an issue with guides and that the solution was to delete them; my Illustrator file has no guides (deleting them is grayed out so I assume there are none in the document). I'm completely as to why I can't copy/paste these plots like the others I already successfully copied over.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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"Can't paste objects" error when pasting plot from Excel into Illustrator

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to import several plots made in Excel into Illustrator to combine them into one figure. For some reason, some of the plots will paste just fine and some are giving me the following error: "Can't paste the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects fall completely off the drawing area." The plots are all the same size and shape, so I'm not sure why some are giving me this issue and some aren't.

 

I did some searching to see if I could resolve it, but the only thing I could find on this error suggested there was an issue with guides and that the solution was to delete them; my Illustrator file has no guides (deleting them is grayed out so I assume there are none in the document). I'm completely as to why I can't copy/paste these plots like the others I already successfully copied over.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Since nobody can know what Excel copies into the clipboard, it will be difficult to help you.

You might get information from Microsoft, but I doubt it, as your workflow seems quite rare. They might not even think of it.

Can you save the graph as a PDF and then import it into Illustrator?

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