I have a large number of icons that I need to place at specific points throughout my document and as far as I can tell the paste function in Illustrator only places the point in either i) the center of the view or ii) at the same position as the original object that was copied (in front/back).
Is there another way that I'm missing, through additional scripting or a plugin or really anything else that might be able to allow me to paste an object directly beneath the mouse cursor position? In Inkscape this is fairly straightforward and the default behavior, but many of my projects require work in Illustrator.
Maybe there is an alternative that I'm forgetting about? Perhaps creating a certain type of symbol object that allows you to use the mouse cursor to stamp duplicates throughout a document. Anything like that sort of functionality would be especially helpful.