[Ipe-discuss] How to copy object between Ipe drawings?

Otfried Cheong otfried at kaist.ac.kr
Fri Mar 17 05:14:18 CET 2006

Wojciech Zabołotny wrote:
> So the problem is that copy&paste puts the objects to the same location
> on the target page, not in the cursor location. Maybe "it is a feature
> not a bug", but I think, that inserting of the copied object near to the
> cursor would be much more convenient.

It's deliberate that objects are pasted at exactly the same location - 
that is often useful when you modify a figure over several pages/layers.

But I agree that it would also be nice to have a function "Paste at 
cursor" that would do what you suggest.  In fact, it would be nice to be 
able to set hotspots on objects, so that the hotspot of the pasted 
object will be placed at the cursor location.

Note that another approach to using a library of objects is to put the 
objects as templates in a style sheet, and then place references to 
these in your document.


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