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  1. #1
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    Default Visual no difference between Repeating and Live Copies

    I just noticed this. It appears to me anyway that when you click on anything repeating you get a * in the right hand corner.
    But when you click something thatís a live copy you still get the same * in the right hand corner.

    Anyway one can tell the visual difference between repeating and live copies when a element is selected?

    -Bill
    Bill Wood
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    Default Re: Visual no difference between Repeating and Live Copies

    Bill, the simplest way is to switch to a Multi-page view.

    If you move an L-object, nothing else happens any where.
    If you move an R-copy, all follow.
    If you change an R-copy or L-copy colour, all change unless you have made the L-copy unique.
    Same for a rotation or flip.

    It all hinges on "visual difference" if you are just selecting.
    Visually, in the Page & Layer gallery, L is a Live Copy Group and R is a Repeating Group.

    If you right-click select an L, it shows as Open Live Copy.
    Double-click L and it opens into an Edit Inside window.

    Double-click an R and you might find yourself in a Rectangle, Shape or Photo tool.

    Strangely, you can change an R-Rectangle to a Shape.
    It stays a shape until you move ione of the others and it reverts.
    If you change the Shape, the others become shapes.

    Right-click or Double-click is the most convenient way.

    What you should never do is make a Live Copy Repeating.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Visual no difference between Repeating and Live Copies

    Look at the status line while one is selected. It either says "Live Copy" or "Repeating".

    Phil

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    Default Re: Visual no difference between Repeating and Live Copies

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilM View Post
    Look at the status line while one is selected. It either says "Live Copy" or "Repeating". Phil
    Thank you Phil. I didn't mention the Status Line as it can be toggled off (Alt-W-B-T).
    Also, there are Status Line nuances for both if you have selected the Group or the L/R-object itself.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPXv18 , XWDPv12/v15, XPGDv10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, and others back through time (to CC's Artworks).
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    Default Re: Visual no difference between Repeating and Live Copies

    Thanks Phil and Acorn. I never thought of looking at the selection bar on the right.
    -W
    Bill Wood
    Charity Web Design
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