Copy Paste woes

I am transferring objects between two SSIS packages using Copy-Paste.

When I paste the objects, they are put wayyyyy far out right and to the bottom and I have to spend time moving them back to where they should be. If I paste in a For-Each or Sequence container, the container gets stretched out right and bottom.

Is there a way for me to avoid this pain and have SSIS paste where I want it to go?
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asked Feb 23 '11 at 08:43 AM in Default

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If there is, I've never found it. I agree, though, it is a right royal PITA.
Feb 23 '11 at 09:02 AM ThomasRushton ♦
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I found it!!

If you copy paste the first time, they go to the far bottom-right. Just click somewhere on the control flow other than those objects, then select them and copy-paste them again. Now they are pasted very close to the original control objects.
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answered Apr 25 '11 at 10:43 AM

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Good find Raj. I am sure others reading this will find your solution useful. Thanks for coming back and updating us.
Apr 26 '11 at 03:42 AM Fatherjack ♦♦
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I cant test this in 2008 but my 2005 doesnt do this. I copy items from a data flow in package1 and paste into package2 without great issues. They are not aligned the same but they are not out of view. I can use Ctrl + A to select them all and then choose Format | Auto Layout and align them is necessary.
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answered Feb 24 '11 at 12:38 AM

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I've seen this same behavior in SSIS 2005 and 2008. I believe they've fixed it in Denali - paste works better in the CTP.

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answered Feb 25 '11 at 02:41 AM

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