In Adobe Illustrator CC (latest version) I often find myself copy/pasting artwork from one file to another.

The problem is the artwork in one file is often larger than the destination Artboard, so I have to zoom out, re-size, then move back onto Artboard ... etc.

Is there a way I can 'smart paste' by telling illustrator to paste it, re-size it and fit it somewhere on the target Artboard?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

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    @Joonas I think the "duplicate" you've posted is the opposite of what Ciwan wants. They want to paste into the size of the existing artboard, not alter it to fit to the pasted image
    – SaturnsEye
    Oct 23 '14 at 9:50
  • @SaturnEye is right.
    – J86
    Oct 23 '14 at 9:51
  • @SaturnsEye I think you are mistaking the question to the selected answer. The question, from the title to the description, is clearly about fitting object to the artboard. I suspect he chose Scott's answer because it also worked in his specific situation.
    – Joonas
    Oct 23 '14 at 9:55
  • @Joonas Ah, I see, you're correct.
    – SaturnsEye
    Oct 23 '14 at 9:58
  • When one gets the answer from the linked question, how do I mark my question here as resolved?
    – J86
    Oct 23 '14 at 10:50