How to copy and paste an item within the same container without wasting all of my time
I have an image that is nested not-so-very deeply:
The image is positioned with the "parent group", which is positioned within the "ancestor group," which is positioned within the "Layer", which appears within the "root-level dynamic panel", which is, itself, positioned. That is, the image is not at position 0,0 of anything, it is where I want it to be, because I spent time putting it there.
I want to copy the "subject image" and paste it, creating a new image such that:
1) It is a sibling of the "subject image," within the same "parent group"
2) It is located near where the original image appears, perhaps offset by some known amount, say 10px down and to the right.
Instead, the new image is:
1) Located at the root of the entire document, at the very top of a (very long and annoyingly difficult/slow to scroll) outline
2) Located at 0,0 on the canvas.
I have tried dragging the image into the "parent group" in the outline. This has the very annoying result of moving the rest of the contents of the group out of sight, down and to the right, apparently by the absolute position of the group on the canvas.
To deal with this, I memorized the (now changed!) position of the "subject image" and typed it into the Left and Top fields of the properties of the newly-pasted image, with the result that now, the newly-pasted image is ALSO invisible, positioned down and to the right with the rest of the contents of the group.
To deal with this, I discovered that selecting the newly-pasted image in the outline and nudging it back and forth by 1px (say left, then right) brings everything back into view, and leaves the newly-pasted image aligned with the "subject image" (which is what I wanted in the first place, but hadn't figured on spending a minute or two doing it).
This is a real waste of my time, particularly as I have several dozen such images to copy and paste.
Is there a way that this can be sped up so that I don't have to explain to my team that I spent an entire day moving icons around in an outline and on the canvas?