Copying, cutting and pasting text and other content in Help+Manual is exactly the same as in a modern word processor. Just select what you want to copy and then use the standard cut/copy and paste commands.
See Moving, cutting and pasting topics for details on working with entire topics.
First select the text or content you want to copy. You then have two options:
•To move the selected text just drag without pressing any keys.
•To copy the selected text hold down Ctrl and drag.
You can use Drag & Drop within topics but not from one topic to another within the same project. This is because dragging selected text onto a topic entry in the TOC creates a link to that entry! To use Drag & Drop between two separate projects you must open the second project in a second instance of Help+Manual.
Using the Copy, Cut and Paste commands:
The Copy, Cut and Paste commands work just as they do in any normal word processor. They are available in several places:
•Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+C (copy), Ctrl+X (cut), Ctrl+V (paste)
•Write and Project tabs in the Ribbon (Clipboard group)
•Context menu: (right-click)
Copy as plain text
Select the Paste as Text tool in Write > Clipboard or press Shift+Ctrl+V to copy the contents of the clipboard as text only, without any formatting or styles.
This is useful when you are copying text between paragraphs with different styles or from another application like MS Word.
Copying from and to MS Word:
You can copy and paste fully-formatted text both from and back to MS Word. Virtually all formatting is supported, including tables (but not text boxes).
Copying tables from and to MS Excel:
You can also copy tables directly from and to MS Excel. In some cases you may find that you get better results if you copy via MS Word: First copy the table from Excel to Word, and then from Word to Help+Manual. Similarly, to copy a table from Help+Manual to Excel, copy it to Word first and then to Excel.
Copy as plain text
Select the Paste as Text tool in Write > Clipboard or press Shift+Ctrl+V to copy the contents of the clipboard as text only, without any formatting or styles. .
You can copy, cut and paste text between projects in exactly the same way as within a project. Just open the second project and copy and paste between the two projects. See Using the Project Explorer for help with working in the Project Explorer.
You can't use Drag & Drop to copy text from topics between different projects if the projects are both open in the same instance of Help+Manual. However, if you open Help+Manual a second time you can use Drag & Drop between two projects.
You can copy Project Configuration settings from from one project to another. You can copy individual groups of settings or entire settings sections. Note that this will overwrite your current project settings with the new settings!
1.Open the project you want to copy settings to.
2.In the Project Explorer select the Configuration section and click inside the section containing the settings you want to copy from another project – for example Title & Copyright in Common Properties:
3.Click on Copy Properties From... at the bottom of the dialog and select the .hmxz or .hmxp project file containing the settings you want to copy.
Warning: This will overwrite your current project settings with the settings that you copy!
4.In the dialog that appears choose This Page Only to copy only the settings of the selected page or Copy Section to copy all the settings in the current section.