I have only answered to list.
Heiko Tietze schrieb am 09.04.2018 um 10:36:
On 08.04.2018 15:20, Regina Henschel wrote:
We plan to keep the layer of the objects, if copy&paste happens on the same page, see
Doubt that an internal object identification by name is a good idea. You have to suppress identical
naming and on paste you add a number (Foo1). But that's up to development. From the user
perspective I don't care.
The user will be able to change display name without affecting the
internal name. The current solution of "paste always to the active
layer" produces the problem described in the linked comment".
We need advise, what should happen, if an object is copy&pasted into a different page of the same
document. In the end of the project it will be possible, that pages of a document may have different
layer-sets. Similar problem is pasting into a different document. Possible actions e.g.
a) paste all into the active layer
b) paste objects into that layer, which has the same name, and on the active layer in case no such
c) paste objects into that layer, which has the same name, and generate a new layer in case no such
As an example
If you copy/move Shape_1 from Layer_Foo to Page 2 it should affect only this object, and Shape_1 is
placed on the default layer.
So do not generate a new layer "Foo" on page 2.
If the user copy/pastes a group, all objects are taken.
That is the purpose of a group. But you can have this situation
Shape_2 (contained in group1)
Shape_3 (contained in group1)
So group1 contains shapes from different layers, see description in the
And we need a separate function for the layer. So copying Layer_Bar
There is currently no option to copy a layer. We have not yet considered
into page 2 adds it likewise when creating a new layer and pasting
just all objects from Layer_Bar. Differently to the ctrl+a,ctrl+c/x
interaction, I would include all hidden elements too for the layer copy
There exists no hidden elements in Draw/Impress. Visible/Not-Visible is
a property of the layer not of the element.
But you are right, copying an entire layer sound like a useful feature.
That would be an option "paste and force a new layer for the clipboard
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