Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

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Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by kamikun » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:09 am

Since the last update, I can no longer copy a slide from one presentation and paste it to another presentation. At least, not completely.

When pasting a copied slide to a different presentation, all that is pasted are the text boxes, text content and images. The slide design is lost. Even if you paste to a presentation that uses the same design, the pasted slide will show up with a white background (i.e. no design).

This bug is very frustrating. As a teacher, I make presentations that often share some (but not all) content between classes. Now, I can no longer take a slide from presentation A , and a slide from presentation B, and then stick them into presentation C. Frankly without this feature, Presentations (as a software package) is useless for me and I will have to move to something else.

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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by sven-l » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 pm

And it worked before the update (rev.960) with exactly the same slide? Could you please provide a sample? Thank you!
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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by kamikun » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:28 am

Thank you for replying!

Yes, it worked perfectly before the update to 960.

So, let me try my best to explain - because I've discovered some other weird issues connected with this.

Open an existing presentation. Open another existing presentation. The copying behavior before would be: copy a slide by right clicking on the slide in the preview pane and selecting copy. This slide could now be pasted to another open presentation. The slide would retain all of its characteristics (background image, style, layout, animation scheme, etc.) in the new presentation.
Now, the pasted slide no longer retains its background (a white default background appears) and animations and timings seem also to be lost.

Trying to workaround - if you a create a new slide in the target presentation and then try to cut and paste the content from the pasted slide into it - the animations are not only missing... the program will not allow you to apply new animations!

I have to create a new slide, use the provided style, and cut and paste the text content only. This means every time I want to use a copy of a slide, I have to manually edit it into a new slide in the target presentation to get it to work... which makes using the program impractical!

I would be happy to provide two old files if you cannot reproduce this bug.

thank you for any help you can provide

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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by sven-l » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 pm

Please send the sample files to forum(at)softmaker.com referring to this thread. Thank you!
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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by kamikun » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:41 pm

hi. samples sent.

thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide.

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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by romraptor » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 am

The background is included when I paste a from one slide in one document to another slide in another document. I'm using Mac though.

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Re: Can no longer copy a slide between presentations

Post by miguel-c » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 am

Please accept our apologize for the long delay. Due to a very heavy amount of inquiries it was unfortunately not possible to answer earlier.
I was able to reproduce the issue and I'm going to report it to the developers.

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