Marker definitions break when pasting into a new map.

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One of the most basic rules of software quality is not to lose customer's data.

Unfortunately copying topics that have markers associated with them from one map and pasting them into another map does just that.

Yes the topics are still tagged with the markers and the markers appear in the marker task pane, but:
- all tag groups are lost, and tags get lumped together under "General Tags"
- all icon groups are lost, and icons get lumped together under "General Icons"
- worst of all, all icons lose their names.
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Go to the original map, right click on the marker group and select copy. This will copy the entire marker group onto the clipboard. Then go to your new map and the paste marker group link should be enabled. Click on paste marker group and this will insert your customized marker group into the new map.
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Thanks - that does work, but it never occurred to me that when I want to paste data into a map, i have to:

1. Copy my first marker definition
2. Switch to the file I'm pasting into
3. Paste the marker definitions
4. Switch back to my original file
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each set of markers I've defined (commonly 5-10)
6. Copy the map itself
7. Switch to the file I'm pasting into
8. Paste the map.

For a map with 10 marker groups, this requires me to go through 47 steps to cut and paste my map.

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