Copying layers between slides

Hello.

Is it possible to copy layers between slides?

I can't seem to find a way of doing it. 

I'm trying to create a standard 'answer' layer which is more or less a template which I change very minimally on each of a number of slides.  At the moment I'm having to set up the same layer individually from scratch on each slide as I can't work out how to copy the layer from another slide.

As always, any help would be appreciated.

17 Replies
Fiona  Telford-Sharp

The way I do it is to go to the layer I want to copy, and select everything on that layer by clicking outside of the screen and dragging to select everything in the screen. Then I copy that and paste it onto a new layer on the other slide. Everything, including the triggers, will copy across.

There may be an easier way?

Daniel Brigham

Fiona Telford-Sharp said:

The way I do it is to go to the layer I want to copy, and select everything on that layer by clicking outside of the screen and dragging to select everything in the screen. Then I copy that and paste it onto a new layer on the other slide. Everything, including the triggers, will copy across.

There may be an easier way?

Hi, Fiona: To select everything, I usually do "control" and "A" key. A bit safer than dragging, I think.
Phil Mayor

If the triggers are o objects then they will copy if the are on the layers they will not.

I have for some time now created timeline start triggers on objects instead of layers so i can copy and paste them between layers.

I am sure this is something that will be addressed by articulate  in future versions

Liz Todd

Decided that I wanted to add a credits "page" that must be viewed whenever the user exits the course - but wanted users to return to the last viewed slide when they resumed. Created a feedback master layer that had the credits information. Added a new layer to the first slide and then used this copy and paste technique to add the "Exit" layer to all other slides.

Thanks Walt - you saved me so much time! It is easy to miss the obvious.

Victor Madison

Leslie, as you show in your screenshot, the copy layers button is missing.  I see the duplicate layer button but it make a copy to the same slide.  I want to copy a layer and paste it into another slide.  The copy layer button was convenient in SL2 as shown in Walt's reply.  I used it quite often.  Now I have to "copy and paste".  Not a major issue but loss of a convenient feature.  Bummer....