Why does illustrator paste my objects WAAAAAYYYY off the canvas/art board?

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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When I paste into my document it pastes way off view. If I'm zoomed into a page and just copy/paste something, it will paste it somewhere out of view usually, which is annoying in and of istself -- but this one pasted SOOOOO FAR away I thought it wasn't pasting at all. How do I get it to paste in frame so I don't have to go looking for the object i just pasted? (is there some way to control where something pastes other than "paste in place" ?Screen Shot 2021-06-17 at 5.04.37 PM.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Are you sure you didn't accidentally copy some single anchorpoints along the artboard border?

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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I'm not even sure how I would do that. I buildt the object so shere shouldnt be any single anchorpoints, unless I'm understanding that wrong. It (Illustrator)  doesn't usually paste within my screen, I usualyl have to zoom out to go find whatever object I just copied, but this time it was wayyy out of the normal artboard area. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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There must be a rogue point, object or unlocked guideline opposte the element your're pasting.. very likely waaaaay down to the bottom.

 

How to figure it out.

 

Paste.

DESELECT the object you just pasted.

Cut.

Paste again... whatever rogue item should now paste somewhere central for you to see it

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Sadly that did not work. I pasted it in the document, deslected, cut and pasted again - and I just ended up with two of the items way up top 😞

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Engaged ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Turn guides on, you may have accidently grouped a guide with the item.

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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When I was reading past issues others had it sounded like guides could be a problem. I do use guides, but not for what was on that art board, and I didn't use any guides in the document I was pasting FROM. Regardless, to test the theory I reset all my guides and that didn't do anything. I would think Adobe would be able to come up with something that is 'paste in frame' or something... paste in place isn't always right. Since it's coming from another document, with many more art boards etc... sometimes I copy something from one art board and am zoomed in, I want it to appear where I am looking- not back out where it was before... does that even make sense? 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Do you paste from one document to another?

And if so, do these documents have the sam size?

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New Here ,
Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Yes, I'm pasting from one document to another. It is supposed to be the same size but I had a glitch earlier that day where it wasn't letting me paste an item due to it being too big to fit in the space. So I deleted that and rebuilt it and that one copied/pasted - but it's pasting way off of my artboards, which usually when I paste from this document into the other document, doesn't happen. 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I was just suspecting a glitch between the traditional document sizes and the new large sized canvas sizes.

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I wouldnt be surprised, I'm rather good at glitches... 

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