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Copy Paste buttons not working

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May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

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I think I've come across an annoying bug in InDesign, as I'm unable to copy paste, or option/alt drag an interactive button to copy it.

Doing the action does do something, as there's a very small bounding box and you can see the item in the layers panel, but there's nothing visible on the artboard/page. If I change the button to a symbol (as opposed to an interactive button) it works...

I've trashed the preferences but no luck...any ideas fine Adobe InDesign users? 

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Community Expert , May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023

If it's just that document, try the IDML route.

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Are you sure you have the button selected and not just an object that's part of it? 

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Thanks for asking Bob, but yup...I've even dragged it to it's own solo layer and it still won't allow it. Pretty sure it's a bug with interactive buttons. I should've mentioned that the troublesome buttons have a rollover element...bog standard buttons aren't an issue.

 

(InDesign v18.3)

 

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18.3 hasn't hit the US yet so I tried it on 18.2.1 and it works fine. You can try rolling it back to see.

Let us know.

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Ah...well I'd recommend holding back on updating if you're happy with the current version. It seems to like pausing on document scrolls.

My work-around was to turn the buttons to symbols (and then undo the button to symbol action so i've at least got one button to use as reference), paste the symbol, and keep that as a master element to copy.

 

hmmmm...I tried to recreate a simple button in a new document and that works fine. So it might be a document related thing rather than a program thing; which is odd. But at least once this one's out of the way, it should work 🙂 

Thanks for trying to help Bob - it's really appreciated 🙂 but as it seems isolated to a document I'll stop taking up your time. Thanks again 🙂

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If it's just that document, try the IDML route.

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Damnit! I used to do that when I got issues in the past and forgot...that's solved it! 

Thanks Bob. You're awesome!

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