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Enterprise Architect => General Board => Topic started by: Guillaume on June 24, 2016, 11:00:29 pm

Title: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Guillaume on June 24, 2016, 11:00:29 pm
I noticed that simple functions like copy, paste, paste as new that are available via EA12.1 Edit menu are missing from EA13 ribbons.
For users who don't use keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V,... I think such functions should remain available from EA menu.
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Eve on June 27, 2016, 09:00:16 am
They are there under Layout | Diagram | Edit.
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: qwerty on June 27, 2016, 03:34:39 pm
I wonder whether there is some kind of agreement between EA trainers and Sparx development to change the UI in each release so some "refreshment training" is permanently needed.

q.
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Geert Bellekens on June 27, 2016, 04:16:04 pm
q.

I can assure you that trainers are the ones that hate GUI changes like this the most.
For each release of EA they have to completely review their training materials because of the changes in the menus and GUI.

Geert
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Guillaume on June 27, 2016, 05:28:41 pm
It's indeed there but I expect users to take some time finding this one.
I used the Find Command from the Office 2016 theme hoping it'd find it but it's not indexed. Could it be added?

In the final EA13 version, can you provide an option to display the diagram layout toolbar at the top of the diagram? (it's been removed in EA 13 which is not convenient as it's very often used).

I saw that Ribbon Menus can be personalised which is good (we often customise the menu sets in current versions) ; could an extra level of details / customisation be added so I can disable a button instead of a whole section? e.g. remove Gap Analysis in Impact from the Design Ribbon?
What is the point of keeping Menu sets?

Thanks
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Eve on June 28, 2016, 09:33:53 am
The next build will improve the search. I just tested and it finds Copy.
Title: EA14 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: skiwi on September 26, 2018, 11:41:44 am
Please, where did basic simple and quick 'Copy', 'Past as New', and 'Pask as Link' go to in EA 14?


On 'Layout' its not under Diagram > Edit,
or on 'Design' Element > Edit where I would have expected it.


What I want to do is select an element on a diagram, Click Copy, then Click Paste as New.
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: RoyC on September 26, 2018, 11:58:21 am
I can see the options, in the Layout ribbon. The diagram has to be open to enable them, but they are still visible regardless.

In the ribbon, click on 'Diagram > Edit > Copy selected element(s)' and 'Paste as New' (or 'Paste as Reference').

On a diagram, right-click on the element and select 'Copy', then right-click on the diagram and select 'Paste', then the appropriate Paste option.

There are also Copy, Cut and Paste options in the Project Browser element context menu.
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: skiwi on September 26, 2018, 12:34:14 pm
thank you  :D
Title: Re: EA13 beta: missing basic copy,paste
Post by: Geert Bellekens on September 26, 2018, 02:09:53 pm
Keyboard shortcuts also work:

- Copy: Ctrl-C
- Cut: Ctrl-X
- Paste (as link): Ctrl-V
- Paste (as new): Ctrl-Shift-V

Geert