Once you select one or more objects, you can perform various basic editing functions. The following are the basic editing commands in the Edit menu:
Copies a selection to the Clipboard.
Removes a selection and places it on the Clipboard.
Removes a selection without changing the Clipboard.
Copies a selection into the same document without changing the Clipboard.
Duplicate with Transform
Creates copies of objects that have been skewed, rotated, or offset.
Places the Clipboard contents into the active document.
Paste and Place
Places the Clipboard contents into the active document with the upper-left corner at the point where you click.
Paste & Replace
Places the Clipboard contents into the active document automatically sized to fit the dimensions of the object it replaces.
Paste Within Selection
Paste In Front Of Selection: Places the Clipboard contents above the selected object.
Paste In Back Of Selection: Places the Clipboard contents below the selected object.
The Clipboard is a part of the system that temporarily stores selected objects when you choose the Copy or Cut command. The Clipboard stores the results of one editing action, (which can include multiple objects). Whatever is on the Clipboard is replaced by the next selection you place there, including a selection placed by using the Cut or Copy command in another application.
When you paste objects into other programs, the Clipboard uses a format that the receiving program understands. However, special types of objects and special object attributes can be lost when pasting objects into other applications. If you can’t transfer an object successfully using the Clipboard, consider using a compatible file format to import the object as a file into other programs.
The Cut, Copy, and Paste commands let you make copies of objects using the Clipboard. Use Cut or Copy to place objects on the Clipboard, and then choose Paste to place copies in the same document, other open Canvas X Draw documents, and also into other programs.
You select one or more Canvas X Draw objects before choosing Cut or Copy. You can select text objects, paint objects, vector objects, specialized objects such as dimensions, and group objects. When you choose Cut or Copy, the selected items appear on the Clipboard.
Using the Paste command to insert the Clipboard contents into a document does not erase the Clipboard. You can use Paste to insert the Clipboard contents as many times as you want. The Clipboard contents remain intact until you use the Copy or Cut command in any application to replace the Clipboard contents with a new selection.
Choose Edit | Paste and Replace Selection.
The clipboard content is automatically sized to fit the dimensions of the object it replaces.
You can set up the layout of your pages with image placeholders and replace these objects with relevant images later with the Paste and Replace Selection command.
Besides using Cut or Copy to place entire objects on the Clipboard, use these commands to place selected parts of Canvas X Draw objects on the Clipboard.
Cut or copy the following parts of objects:
When you paste a selection, the result depends on whether an object is in Edit mode at the time:
For example, if you copy a highlighted text selection, and then choose Paste when no object is in Edit mode, you create a new text object containing only the text you selected. If you choose Paste when a text object is in Edit mode, the pasted text appears at the insertion point in the text object. If you choose Paste when a paint object is in Edit mode, the selected text appears as a floating image selection in the paint object.
To copy an object and paste it in the same position on a different page, you can do so by copying the object and then pressing Shift+Ctrl+V, or choosing Edit | Paste in Place or pressing Shift and choosing Edit | Paste.
Do one of the following:
You can transfer attributes from a source selection — an object or text that has been copied to the Clipboard — to a target selection, which is one or more objects selected in the document. Or, you can retain the source selection attributes as the current attributes — those attributes that you can apply to new objects.
Attributes pasted on text object
Use Paste Attributes to transfer inks and stroke settings, object dimensions, effects, and text attributes.
Depending on the source selection and target selection, choose options listed in the Paste Attributes dialog box.
An option is available if the attribute was copied from the source selection and can be applied to the selected target objects. The exception to this rule is the Text Style option. The Text Style option is available whenever the source selection is text, even if the target objects are not. In this case, no Text Style attributes will be applied to the target selection, but the Text Style attributes will be retained as the current attributes and can be applied to new text objects.
Transfers the source selection’s pen ink. You can transfer pen inks if the source selection is a vector object or text that has a pen ink, and the target objects are vector or text objects.
Transfers the source selection’s fill ink. You can transfer fill inks if the source selection is a vector object or text that has a fill ink, and the target objects are vector or text objects.
Transfers the source selection’s stroke, including pen, dash, and arrow attributes. You can transfer strokes if the source selection is a vector object or text that has a stroke, and the target objects are vector or text objects.
Transfers the dimensions of a rectangle “bounding box” that encompasses the source selection. You can transfer bounding box dimensions from any source object to any selected objects, but not to text selected within a text object. This makes all target objects the same size as the source.
If the source object has been rotated or skewed, you can transfer its original dimensions by selecting Dimensions. To transfer its transformed dimensions, select Transform.
Transfers rotation and skewing applied to the source selection’s bounding box. You can transfer these effects to any selected objects.
Transfers the transparency effects applied to the source selection.
Transfers certain text attributes from a text source selection to a text target selection: font, type size, text style (bold, italic, and so on), leading, kerning, and justification. You can transfer text attributes when a particular attribute is uniform in the source selection; e.g., if different kerning values are applied to characters in the source text, kerning will not be available for transfer to the target text.
Transfers the Dynamic Effects applied to the source selection.