Paste item and retain timeline position?

Jan 05, 2023

Is there a way to copy an item and paste it to another slide or project and retain the timeline position?

I have slides with many items specifically timed on the timeline, but when I copy/paste them to a new slide, all the items paste to the beginning of the timeline. It's very time-consuming to redo the timing positions every time. 

9 Replies
Jose Tansengco

Hello J T,

Happy to help! Unfortunately, there isn't a way to change the default behavior in Storyline 360. You'll need to use the Paste Special command to have access to the special options: 

The good news is that keyboard shortcuts work, so you can just press Ctrl+Alt+V to do a 'Paste Special' without having to go through the right-click menu. 

Hope this helps!

Eric Santos

Hello Akshaya,

I'm happy to chime in! I understand that your source object has motion path animations that are not carried over when pasted. If you're using "Paste Special," please check if the "Keep source animations" option is ticked.

Paste Special window

You can also simply use "Paste" or press CTRL+V to paste everything, including the animations.

If the issue persists and repairing Storyline doesn't improve things, let me know, and I'd be more than happy to assist you further. You can also connect with us privately in a support case if you want more targeted help.