Is it possible to past in place on one (selected) artboard instead of all artboards?

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Edit > Paste in Front (Command/Ctrl+f)


Edit > Paste in Back (Command/Ctrl+b)


Edit > Paste in Place (Command/Ctrl+Shift+V)

These will paste in place on the current active artboard.

You can then simply move the object forward/backwards if needed.

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    That doesn't work in Illustrator CS6. Even when selecting an object on the destination artboard, the object is copied back to its original location on the source artboard.
    – user38045
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 17:22
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    Hi Richard, This question was asking about the same artboard. If you have a different question, please feel free to post it.
    – Scott
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 17:27

1.- Command + C to copy de element.

2.- Select the artwork do you want to place the element by just click it.

3.- Command + F, and see what happens ;)

  • I think this is the correct answer. Thank you.
    – Eoin
    Commented Aug 14, 2018 at 19:16

Paste in place Shift+Ctrl+V Paste on all artboards Alt+Shift+Ctrl+V

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    Welcome to Graphic Design SE. As it stands, your answer adds very little to the existing ones and also explains very little. If you can, please edit it, to be more helpful.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Apr 8, 2023 at 8:41

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