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Copied objects won't paste into new layers

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015

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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

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Adobe Community Professional , May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015
David,Is Paste Remembers Layers unticked in the Layers palette flyout/dropdown (it should be for this)?

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David,

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

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May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015

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

Best

David

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You are welcome, David.

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

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015

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

Thanks

Dave

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Oct 27, 2016 Oct 27, 2016

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Wow... so simple!

THANKS!!!

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2017 Dec 08, 2017

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very helpfull many thanks

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Dec 08, 2017 Dec 08, 2017

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You are welcome, umairk.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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

 

Thankyou

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New Here ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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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...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

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

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New Here ,
Jun 08, 2017 Jun 08, 2017

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Very useful tip... thank you...

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 24, 2017 Aug 24, 2017

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That was it!

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2018 Feb 28, 2018

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

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2018 Mar 25, 2018

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

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Mar 25, 2018 Mar 25, 2018

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You are welcome, A.

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New Here ,
May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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I had the same problem... Using Illustrator for years, suddenly this happened... Never heard of the 'paste remembers layer' option before, great solution. Thanks!

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May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018

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For my part you are welcome, snow.

I you have never heard of Revert either, you may have been lucky.

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Nov 07, 2019 Nov 07, 2019

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You are welcome, Neil.

 

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2019 Nov 22, 2019

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This has been driving me bonkers, thank you!

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Nov 22, 2019 Nov 22, 2019

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You are welcome, Jamie.

 

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Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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Can someone share a screenshot? I cannot find the box in Layers palette. Thanks!

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Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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