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pvonk 2007-10-04 10:27 AM

Copy & paste action
 
I've got seven projects, each of them needing the same action (each project will eventually have other actions). I created the desired action in the first project. What's the best way to copy & paste the action into the other (currently empty) projects?

I tried "copy", then clicked on another project and did "paste" but nothing happened. I also tried clicking just under the project, where actiions would go, but a paste doesn't work either.

I tried Ctrl-drag to drag a copy of the action to another project, that didn't work.

Finally, I right-clicked the action, chose "duplicate", then dragged the copy to another project. I'm going to be doing a lot of this (adding many actions to a group of projects) - is there a better way??

Chris 2007-10-04 11:08 AM

My first suggestion would be to create one project as a template, then duplicate that, but duplication of projects doesn't seem to work, at least not the way I tried it. (Selecting a project and choosing "Duplicate" from the menu bar resulted in a system beep.)

For duplicating actions, option-dragging is what you are looking for.

santra 2007-10-04 11:30 AM

Doesn't work for me. Looks like it's *going* to work, halfway through, as you see a plus sign, but when you let go, it puts what looks like a hyperlink to the task *inside* the project label. I'm reporting this as a bug.

[QUOTE=Chris;22224]My first suggestion would be to create one project as a template, then duplicate that, but duplication of projects doesn't seem to work, at least not the way I tried it. (Selecting a project and choosing "Duplicate" from the menu bar resulted in a system beep.)

For duplicating actions, option-dragging is what you are looking for.[/QUOTE]

filmgeek 2007-10-04 12:42 PM

[QUOTE=pvonk;22220]
I tried Ctrl-drag to drag a copy of the action to another project[/QUOTE]

It's option drag on the mac, not control drag to 'drag' and make a copy simultaneously.

Chris 2007-10-04 01:04 PM

[QUOTE=santra;22231]Doesn't work for me. Looks like it's *going* to work, halfway through, as you see a plus sign, but when you let go, it puts what looks like a hyperlink to the task *inside* the project label. I'm reporting this as a bug.[/QUOTE]

Depends where you drop it. If you drop it among other actions, it copies the action to the right place, even turning an existing action into an action group, if necessary.

pvonk 2007-10-04 02:44 PM

[QUOTE=filmgeek;22238]It's option drag on the mac, not control drag to 'drag' and make a copy simultaneously.[/QUOTE]

Right, brain fart on my part. Unfortunately, Opt-drag doesn't work for me. It seems to leave a link in the project, as Santra has reported. However, later, the link seems to change to text, and in one instance the link disappeared altogether. Definite bug here.

This brings up the old suggestion of supporting template projects. Now I can appreciate that.

pvonk 2007-10-04 06:41 PM

I should add that when I tried dragging an action to a project and it didn't "stick", well.... I just discovered the action went into the inbox!

santra 2007-10-26 11:01 PM

One way of dealing with this is to somehow engineer it so that the source project and the destination project are both in the right hand pane. Then you can option-drag to make a copy in the destination project on the fly.

[QUOTE=pvonk;22250]Right, brain fart on my part. Unfortunately, Opt-drag doesn't work for me. It seems to leave a link in the project, as Santra has reported. However, later, the link seems to change to text, and in one instance the link disappeared altogether. Definite bug here.

This brings up the old suggestion of supporting template projects. Now I can appreciate that.[/QUOTE]


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