Say you did ProjectA yesterday, and today you are working on a new ProjectB.
In ProjectB, you would like to use some of the elements you have created yesterday in ProjectA.
1. You want to copy a lot of stuff
In this case, you should open make a copy of your project and delete the stuff you don't want and keep the stuff you need. Here's how:
- Find the project you did yesterday (My projets).
- Open it in Play mode (not in the Lynx editor).
- Click on Download the Lynx Project to obtain a copy on your computer.
- Find the project on your computer and give it a new name (for today's project).
- Return to My Projects and click on Import a Lynx Project.
- Navigate to your project in the Import dialog box, give it a new name and description, and select a preview image if you like.
- You can now work on your new project.
To delete buttons, turtles, text boxes, sliders etc., open their dialog box and click on the trash can.
If you need to delete a page, use an instruction like:
2. You want to copy procedures from ProjectA to ProjectB.
You can certainly do that! Go to ProjectA, select the procedures like any normal text, go back to ProjectB and paste the copied text in your Procedures panel.
3. You want to copy shapes from ProjectA to ProjectB.
If these shapes come from the SAMPLE CLIPART, simply ask Linx to fill them in your Cliparts panel again. They are always available.
If you want to copy shapes that you have created / imported yourself, go to ProjectA, give that shape to a turtle, set it to a size you like (use the setsize command), and use a screen capture application (Mac and Windows computers have that built-in their OS) to capture (copy) the shape image. Then go to ProjectB, click on an empty spot in the Cliparts panel and paste the clipboard (Ctrl-V on Win, Command-V on Mac). See more about Screen Capture below.
4. You want to copy some audio clips from ProjectA to ProjectB.
You can't, but I guess that you had that audio clip on your computer when you imported it in ProjectA. Hopefully you still have it - import it in ProjectB.
5. You want to copy a text box from ProjectA to ProjectB.
You can't, but you can certainly copy the text from the text box in ProjectA and paste it in a text box in ProjectB.
6. You want to copy turtles, buttons or sliders from ProjectA to ProjectB.
Sorry, you can't. We hope that the method 1 above (copy a lot of stuff) will be OK for you.
ABOUT SCREEN CAPTURE
On a Mac:
Pre-Catalina: Press Command-Shift-4. You get a crosshair pointer. Select an region on your screen, tight around the image you wish to copy. This creates a graphics file on your desktop (something like Screen Cature 2019-12-11 at 11.28.44). Open this file using Preview and copy its contents. Finally, click on an empty spot in your Cliparts panel and paste the clipboard (Command-V).
Catalina: Press Command-Shift-5. Select Clipboard in the Options. Select an region on your screen, tight around the image you wish to copy. Now click on an empty spot in your Lynx Cliparts panel and paste the clipboard (Command-V).
Run Snipping Tool in the Windows Accessories. Use the Rectangular mode. Click on New to get the crosshair selector. Select an region on your screen, tight around the image you wish to copy. Copy the resulting clipart from Snipping. Now click on an empty spot in your Lynx Cliparts panel and paste the clipboard (Ctrl-V).