Copy > Paste a Master Component from one XD File to Another?

Participant ,
Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020

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I created a button master component complete with hover state in one XD file, and need to copy > paste it over to another XD file. However, once I do, I get a little link icon instead of the master component icon. If I unlink, it turns into a normal group, and when I turn it back into a master component, it has lost it's hover state.

 

How do I bring the original master component over to my other XD file, without it being a link, and still retain the master component and hover state?

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Adobe Employee , Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020
Hi Danldurall, By following the given stems you can get your master component without it being a link in another file Copy the master component and paste it in the new file right click in the component in assets panel. A context menu will appear. Click on "Make Local component" in the context menu. The link icon will dissapear. Again right click on the component in the assets panel and in the context menu click on "Edit Master Component".The master component will appear in the pasteboard. ...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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Hi Danldurall,

By following the given stems you can get your master component without it being a link in another file

  1. Copy the master component and paste it in the new file
  2. right click in the component in assets panel. A context menu will appear.
  3. Click on "Make Local component" in the context menu. The link icon will dissapear.
  4. Again right click on the component in the assets panel and in the context menu click on "Edit Master Component".The master component will appear in the pasteboard.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Jagriti

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Participant ,
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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Ironic. This went unanswered all weekend so I sat down this morning to try again and coincidentally landed on the same steps you outline here, just as you post.

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Apr 27, 2020 Apr 27, 2020

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Sorry for the delay. Good to know that you solved your problem. Hope we could be of help sooner next time.  

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Jan 16, 2021 Jan 16, 2021

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Helllo, i'm doing, but the problem is...

Exemple: i have 4 documents, in each documents i have many diferents master components. I want to move all the master components of the fdifferents documents to a new document (new document just for a master components) to organaise the work. 

If i do the advice of your past link and i copy the masters components of the old documents and i move to the new document for a master components, paste and make it as a local component, i'll lose the link of each master component with their chill oweride components it had in the document it was. 

How i can do to move the master component to the new document but keeping the link of the soon components it have in the old document?

Thanks.

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