Is there an easy way to take four objects that are in the same location? The objects are pasted on top of each other, and arrange them into two rows and two columns without scrambling them manually, selecting two, aligning them left, selecting another two, aligning them to the bottom, etc.
The best way I'm aware of is via the Align panel.
Select the two top row items then click the top left item again to make it your "key object" or fixed reference point.
Enter your chosen gutter value in the
Distribute spacing:field and click the horizontal spacing button.
Left align the first of your second row objects and follow the same approach to get the vertical space between it and the top row.
Repeat step 1 to get the space between your two second row objects.
Not very automated, is it?