Where do pasted "objects" go ?

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Where do pasted "objects" go ?

Post by bawldiggle » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:09 pm

When I copy a "text box" on one page and and then paste onto the same page OR onto another page, the pasted object is not visible.

I have looked in "Content" mode list --- opened the relevant pages and cannot find the object-entry!
- there is no sign of the "pasted" object on page #1 (I thought pasting might behave as MS Paint "paste" behaves.

Where do pasted objects hide or are they orphaned ?
- maybe my technique is wrong

Thank you :)
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Re: Where do pasted "objects" go ?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:01 pm

Does the PDF file permit editing? Check in Document Properties, Security tab. (Ctrl D)
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Re: Where do pasted "objects" go ?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:04 pm

Thanks for the help Bhikkhu!

bawldiggle - yes please check the document permissions (Ctrl-D -> Security), and if the file does not have any security restrictions - the pasted object should be at exactly the same position as the original. So if you "paste" on the same page - you should get two copies of the object one over the other, and if you paste on another page - it should be at the same position on the page.

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The problem persists

Post by bawldiggle » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:57 am

Still having problems with copy/paste of text-boxes :?

But first my apologies ... I overlooked responding to "Stefan" and "Bhikkhu Pesala" ... and thanking you. :)
  1. The PDF was not locked nor restricted in any way
    - was a PDF created from web-page by "Print tab as PDF" (mozilla browser addon)
  2. discovered the paste had to be made by ...
    - selecting the object (not in text edit mode)
    - RClick the object > copy
    - RClick the original object (again) > paste
    - the resulting "copied object" is overlaid on the original object
    - select the top object and drag it to new location
    - dragging to another page ... image stops at original page > release drag > select again to move the copy onto the next page
BUT now in another PDF file (a PDF file created from a HTML web page) using "Print tab as PDF" (mozilla browser addon) ... again !
- I can copy my text-object but when pasted (as per above) the second copy is nowhere to be seen ... nor overlaid on the copied image object
- neither at the beginning of the current page, nor on the first page of the document
- using the same procedures as "above"
- so where might the pasted object be hiding ?

Would appreciate any help -- thank you :)
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Re: Where do pasted "objects" go ?

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:49 am

Hello bawldiggle,

Can you please try to download and install the latest Editor build (310):
http://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
And let us know if the problem persists!

Regards,
Stefan

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