The Content Navigator has a clipboard for copying or moving CMS files
from their location in the folder hierarchy to a different one. Here a couple of usage hints:
- The clipboard works analogously to the clipboard in many operation
systems. The commands for copying, cutting, and pasting can be accessed via
the Edit menu.
- In order to copy or cut a single file to the clipboard, select it in
the hierarchy view and choose the corresponding command from the
- Starting with version 6.9.0, a subtree whose origin is the selected
folder can be copied to the clipboard by means of the
Copy tree command from the Edit menu. Links whose
source and destination files are located within the subtree are adjusted
- Several files can be copied or cut by means of the
list view. In the hierarchy,
select the folder concerned and check the checkboxes of the files you wish
to copy or cut. Then select the desired command from the Edit
- If the clipboard contains files, you can paste them into any folder,
provided you have write accesss to this folder. Also, the layouts of the
files to be pasted must be permitted layouts in the target folder. For each
pasted file a draft version is created and a workflow is started. Thus, the
files appear on the task list of the user group initially responsible for
- If you do not wish to duplicate file content but want to make it
available in a different location in the folder hierarchy instead, you can
paste the clipboard contents as
mirror files. However, if your website is delivered by a
Rails application, mirror files will not work on the live website.
- Files can also be pasted to the folder from which they were copied
(but not cut). Since a folder cannot contain several files of the same
name, the Content Manager renames them before it adds them to the folder.
The new name is formed by appending the next available counter to the
original name. The first copy of
washington thus becomes
washington1, the next one
washington2, and so
forth. Of course a file is not renamed if no other file with this name
exists in the target folder.
Please note: If files are cut and then deleted, the clipboard will be emptied, meaning that the files are irrevocably lost.
The clipboard does not contain copies of the files that have been cut
or copied but only references to them. Files that have been cut to the
clipboard are only removed after they have been pasted to the folder
If files are copied or cut to the clipboard, the contents of the
clipboard is overwritten with these files. Thus, nothing can be added to