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Copy asset from one board to another

  • 28 April 2020
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I have two Miro Boards. I want to copy some assets (a bunch of shapes, lines, text that form a large complex structure) from one board to the other. But the copy paste isn’t working?

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Best answer by Chris Forster 28 April 2020, 15:09

Paul - thought I’d let you know I figured it out. It was in fact #usererror. I was copying between two different Miro accounts and this is a no-no, it seems. Once I shared the board between accounts I could do it. Thanks for your help anyway!

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Hi Chris,

You can do this. It depends on the navigation mode you are using. I have found that the navigation mode can differ between browser type too. I have tried this in Chrome, IE10 and Edge and they all work.

Go to the top right of the board and select the settings icon next to the Share button. In there go to the Navigation Mode. Change it to Trackpad or Touchscreen. I use a mouse, but have found when Mouse is selected as the navigation mode you can’t select and copy an object. 

Once you have change it you should be able to either Ctrl + C or go to the three small dot on the shape menu and you will find the copy option there.

 

Cheers

Paul

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Hi Paul - thanks for the quick response. Sadly, this does not seem to work. I had no problem selecting the assets, or clicking copy. But when I go to the second board and click paste, I get the previous item that was on the clipboard - not the new assets I tried to copy. Any other suggestions?

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Hi Chris,

I’ve just tried again by creating a bunch of line, boxes, connectors and a jpeg and when I select the lot Ctrl + C then go to the other board and Ctrl + V it works every time. I was in Chrome. 

I did get this message when I tried to right click and paste

 

 

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Paul - thought I’d let you know I figured it out. It was in fact #usererror. I was copying between two different Miro accounts and this is a no-no, it seems. Once I shared the board between accounts I could do it. Thanks for your help anyway!

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Otherwise referred to in IT helpdesks as a PICNIC problem...

Problem In Chair Not In Computer

Userlevel 7
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The other option if you are not on a free account would be to back up the board to an RTB file and then restore it. That would work for a full board but not for a subset of the board.

Userlevel 3
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I just encountered this problem. I build some content on a shared board for the board owner. I wanted to copy my work onto my own board for future use.  NOPE.  But I can copy from my board onto someone else’s. 

Two ways forward: 

1. Right now, ask the other board owner to copy from their board onto my own board.  
2. In the future, create work on your own Miro board and then copy and paste into someone else’s.

Userlevel 7
Badge +16

If you ever get this message:

 

Then the Board Content Settings need to be adjust to allow for content copying.

More on this here:

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Otherwise referred to in IT helpdesks as a PICNIC problem...

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