Paste in place

Jul 29, 2014

Being that there is no paste in place option within the same slide, can anyone answer what is the offset of the pasted object in px?

49 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Jose,

When you ask what is the offset for pasted objects in px, and you refer to no "pasted in place" option, I'm assuming (oot-oh) you're referring to this:

  • You have an object on the screen, and you select it, then copy and paste it (or duplicate it).
  • What is the difference between the horizontal and vertical positions on the first and second objects

Look at the attached, where I've duplicated 3 different types of objects:

  • a photograph
  • an illustrated character
  • a shape

In all cases the difference between horizontal and vertical positions for the first object and the duplicated object is 8 px. You can determine this yourself by

  • Right-click an object
  • From the shortcut menu, select Size and Position
  • Click Position on the left side of the dialog box

If that's not what you meant, or you have any other questions, please shout out!

Jordynn Maitland

Hi there, 

So what I gather from this is that there is no way to paste in place. 

For example, I am trying to paste a button from one slide to another and I'd like to have it in the exact same spot. Do I have to paste it and then move it each time?


EDIT: I've answered my own question! It seems that when you paste on another slide, it will paste in the same place.

Philippe JEANTY

Somehow when I run many programs together ( I have AI, PS, SL3 Bridge, many Chromes and Explorer) the paste in place does work (see fig: 3 copies of the same text box --see timeline-- are perfectly aligned). This is often after long session with no reboot. I have a win 10 with 32GB ram.

I suspect this is a memory issue but i like it... So maybe there IS a trick into getting past in place to work ?

Leslie McKerchie

Thanks for popping in to share your thoughts as well Peter. I see that this request has been around awhile, but not many recent comments.

I wanted to share some information about how we manage these feature requests as that may be helpful. 

Would you be able to share your use-case with us so we can understand a bit better?

You can share it here in an official feature request or feel free to share those thoughts with us right here in a reply.

Thanks so much.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Philippe, 

We see a lot of feature requests submitted officially and probably even more folks here in ELH saying they'd like to see a feature or adding their voice to a discussion! I don't have any official numbers to share, but I'll see if that's something we can start keeping a tally of internally to help assess the volume of requests and features added. 

Tracy Buthe

I've had success doing it this way -thanks to Phil Mayer!!

If you want to paste an item in the exact same place, press CTRL +C to copy it and then press CTRL+Shift+D. That creates a duplicate right on top of the original item. Is that what people are looking for here?

This method works for me. I'd be curious to know if it works for others. 

Philippe JEANTY

Very strange, this is not what i get (PC Win 10, latest release)

First i did the copy from the tool bar so it is visible, then duplicate. Then i went back to the original object copied it again, but when i press CTRL_SHIFT_D what i get is not an extra copy (as seen on the timeline, but a change of pointer from the arrow to a pencil.