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Captivate 2019 - Fluid boxes - Smart Shape Duplication

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Hello Friends,

  I am creating a responsive slide. I have three fluid boxes along the top to form a navigation bar. In the left box (FB6), I added two smart shapes and sized them the way I wanted. I copied the shapes in FB6 and tried to paste into the other two boxes (FB7, and FB8) however the shapes change their size when pasted. I have verified that FB6, FB7, and FB8 have the same fluid box attributes, and have the same height and width. I do not understand why the smart shapes change size when they are pasted into similar size fluid boxes. Do you have any ideas?

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Peter

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OK, did some testing and understand what you mean, when copy/paste the shape it will extend to the size of the fluid box.

Only workaround I found is to split the fluid boxes which have Navigate and the Shape in two horizontal fluid boxes, set to squeeze in a row so that they remain linked in any view. The fluid box for the Shape will need some padding (in this screenshot I used 5px vertically and horizontally):

FBShape1.png

Now you can copy/paste the shapes, they'll get the same size. The cyan lines which you see are guides.

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Captivate 2019 - Fluid boxes - Smart Shape Duplication

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Hello Friends,

  I am creating a responsive slide. I have three fluid boxes along the top to form a navigation bar. In the left box (FB6), I added two smart shapes and sized them the way I wanted. I copied the shapes in FB6 and tried to paste into the other two boxes (FB7, and FB8) however the shapes change their size when pasted. I have verified that FB6, FB7, and FB8 have the same fluid box attributes, and have the same height and width. I do not understand why the smart shapes change size when they are pasted into similar size fluid boxes. Do you have any ideas?

Sincerely,

Peter

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Correct answer by Lilybiri | Most Valuable Participant

OK, did some testing and understand what you mean, when copy/paste the shape it will extend to the size of the fluid box.

Only workaround I found is to split the fluid boxes which have Navigate and the Shape in two horizontal fluid boxes, set to squeeze in a row so that they remain linked in any view. The fluid box for the Shape will need some padding (in this screenshot I used 5px vertically and horizontally):

FBShape1.png

Now you can copy/paste the shapes, they'll get the same size. The cyan lines which you see are guides.

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Could you please post a screenshot of the stage?  Are you sure the shapes were indeed IN the fluid boxes? I find it a bit confusing sometimes in CP2019. It happens that an object seems to be in a fluid box (due to the tags at top left corner) but they are not. What happens when you preview over different devices with that new button?

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Hello,

Thank you for the reply. I thought the dark bars separating the two sets of smart shapes indicated that they were inside a fluid box. Is that correct?  Here are the images of FB6

Here is FB7:

Here is the run.

I appreciate your help and suggestions!

Peter

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What happens when you click the play button to have an automatic preview on all devices: are they remaining in the fluid box?

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Hello,

  Yes, they do:

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Peter

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OK, did some testing and understand what you mean, when copy/paste the shape it will extend to the size of the fluid box.

Only workaround I found is to split the fluid boxes which have Navigate and the Shape in two horizontal fluid boxes, set to squeeze in a row so that they remain linked in any view. The fluid box for the Shape will need some padding (in this screenshot I used 5px vertically and horizontally):

FBShape1.png

Now you can copy/paste the shapes, they'll get the same size. The cyan lines which you see are guides.

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