How to copy objects from one page to the next, while retaining location on page?

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I am trying to copy objects from one page to the next. The problem is there are many of these objects. They are lined up correctly on one page, and it would be great to select them all and copy/transfer them onto another page, same exact page location.

 

In addition is there any way to manually set the distance between two objects? I have objects on top of each other, and would like to maintain the same distance between.

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To better state my second question - can you group a set of objects in a way that maintains the distance between objects, even as objects change in size (for example, when more text is added?)

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Edit > Paste in Place. The Mac shortcut is Command-Option-Shift V. You can edit this shortcut.

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Paste in Place would be the correct option - however, won't work on Facing Pages if you need to paste on left and right pages.

You can note the XY coordinates in the upper left. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRHxvG2lZHQ&ab_channel=SusanRutledge

 

 

So you could put them on a Parent Page and apply that Parent page to the pages that need these objects.

You would need to place them on both left and right Paren Pages.

 

Then apply the Parent Page. 

The advantage here is that you only need to adjust the Parent Page to make changes on all pages.

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/master-pages.html

 

 

In terms of exact distances - you can use Align/Distribute Panel

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html

 

 

 

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Hello, i think the best way is the object style and if you want to change something just change the settings in the object style and all objects with the the style will be update

See this link : https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html

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In addition is there any way to manually set the distance between two objects? I have objects on top of each other, and would like to maintain the same distance between.

 

Go to : Window/Align & distribute 

Select your objects and at the bottom of the pannel you can choose the alignement and set the distance you want.

 

Have a look at this : https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html

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Max asked: "To better state my second question - can you group a set of objects in a way that maintains the distance between objects, even as objects change in size (for example, when more text is added?)"

 

Hi Max,

if you talk about two text frames stacked on each other you can automatically achieve this with text wrap, inset spacing and auto grow of the frames.

 

Also consider that you can anchor all objects with text in text frames so that the objects flow with the text.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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