Thanks Eric – holding down the option key works fine with page setup on those older drawings. What an odd thing! It would be good to fix it of course – but the workaround is a lot better than copying and pasting the whole thing into a new drawing, which is what I was doing.
With regard to being able to paste objects into the centre of a drawing, I quite see that if the set of objects is bigger than the drawing it is a difficulty – and getting objects outside the drawing – specially above or to the left – is a real nuisance. But of course you can do it already with ⌥⌘V, so you do have to be careful anyway.
And actually - if you design your page to be the size of a group of objects, they do paste automatically in to the centre of the drawing using plain ⌘V – so in reality it's probably not a useful suggestion! This works specially well if the drawing has a border to it.
I do quite a lot of big drawings for CNC cutting files - so my page will typically be 9150mm x 3050mm – then to make a PDF copy so that people can see what the DXF file contains I do a 1:10 version by copying the whole of the 1:1 drawing on to a 1:10 scale 915 x 305 drawing, using the auto scaling facility of the paste command – which all works perfectly. But I've been using ⌥⌘V and it doesn't go nicely into the centre of the new drawing however hard you try - but of course using a simple plain ⌘V, it does – so my problem is solved
I had forgotten that ⌘V by default pastes things into the centre of the drawing if it can, or aligned top left if it can't (at least I think that is the case ??? – perhaps you could confirm/clarify ???) – which when working on a small part of a drawing is often a nuisance, which is why I have got into the habit of using ⌥⌘V – but great when you want to paste the whole thing!
I need to add this information to the manual because it really is quite a time saver and needs clarification. I'll also add the Option solution for Page Setup until it's part of a future version
Cheers -- George