I'm trying to re-organize a project that has gotten a lot of objects stuck in the wrong layers.

For some reason when I select a group of objects and try to move them to another artboard my paste in place command does not move them to the new layer I select. If I try a standard paste operation and choose to re-align the object I find that it also does not paste to the correct layer.

My layers are all visible and not locked. Grouped/ungrouped objects have same behavior.

Has my project corrupted or is this something simple I don't know about?

  • ok well if I turn my resolution WAY up and expand the layers to see the objects on the layer I find that I can drag between and actually get my objects to move. Still don't understand why the paste in place wont do this though..
    – TWood
    Jun 3, 2013 at 17:19

2 Answers 2


Check the Layer panel fly-out menu. There is an option for "paste remembers layers". Could that be your problem?

  • Yep that was it. I had planned to work with that option always enabled but now I see a really good reason not to :).
    – TWood
    Jun 4, 2013 at 21:32
  1. Be certain to deselect everything - Command+Shift+A (Mac) or Ctrl+Shift+A (Win) - and then highlight the layer you want to paste onto before pasting in place. If you have objects selected when pasting, the paste command uses the top-most layer with a selected object.
  2. What plainclothes posted, be certain "Paste Remembers layers" is not checked in the Layer Panel flyout menu.

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