Copy and paste a callout

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How do I copy and paste a Callout?

I Always seem to get the Callout as a subtopic when pasting it.

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Lars-Erik Mickos

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Posted 3 years ago

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Nick Duffill, Champion

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Ctrl+Shift+V to paste a callout on the selected topic.
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Lars-Erik Mickos

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Thanks! Interesting.

I would not say that was the intuitive solution. But it works!


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Bjorn Eriksson

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And also right-klick, under Paste
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The MS Office apps also have extended paste menus when you click the right spot!

But like you the intuitive thing for me is, if you cut or copy an object you expect it to paste as the same type of object.
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@Andrew - true, but as there is no drag-and-drop-as-callout feature, cutting a topic and pasting it as a callout is a handy way to do that conversion.
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@Nick - Yes drag and drop is what I consider a missing feature for callouts! (youa can ctrl-drag a new copy on the SAME item but that is a pretty useless function...)

@Andrew. Yes. I would expect a copy/cut and paste to deliver the same type of item...
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I think the reason why dragging and dropping a callout doesn't work is that MM thinks you are merely trying to change its position while it is still attached to the topic. You can do this will callouts but not with subtopics, so when you try to move the latter MM assumes you want to take them somewhere else.

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But it is possible to tear a branch off  from its parent, if you drag it long away from it ́s position. And then you add Shift to avoid it snapping back! A command structuring workshop" would be good.
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And using Ctrl actually makes a copy but I cannot place it on another topic which would be the most usual use case! This makes the cut/copy and paste feature invaluable.