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Duplicating Objects Using a Specific Offset Distance

Sometimes you want to create copies with a specific offset distance from the original objects. In this case, you must first change the Paste settings in Preferences.

  1. From the Edit menu, select Preferences.
    1. Select the Tools tab.
    2. Select the Paste tool from the list on the left side of the dialog box.
    3. Check Auto-place on paste and import.
    4. Using X offset and Y offset, set the distance copies will be Auto-placed from the preceding objects.
    5. Click OK.
  2. Select the objects.
  3. From the Edit menu, select Copy.
  4. From the Edit menu, select Paste.

    Each time you paste, another instance of the copied objects is inserted at the specified Auto-place interval.

    Copy the object

    and Paste.

See Also

Duplicating Objects Using Copy and Paste

Duplicating Objects Using Paste Special

Duplicating Objects Using Paste Over