Cut, copy, paste and lock items on the page

Right-click to lock items - great for making templates. Use shortcuts to copy and paste items.

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Written by Dan Amos
Updated over a week ago

It's really simple to copy and paste elements in Book Creator. 

You can also lock items in place too - which is a useful thing to do if you're a teacher creating template books for students.

You just need to right-click on an item to bring up the contextual menu. From here you can cut, copy, paste or lock the item. You can also layer it (move it in front of or behind other objects).

When you're ready to paste, simply right-click again and you'll see the option to paste comes up - click it and paste the item wherever you want it to go. In Book Creator, you can copy and paste any item, including audio and video.

BONUS: If you're working with a keyboard you can use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste: CTRL/CMD X to cut, CTRL/CMD C to copy, and CTRL/CMD V to paste.

Prevent unlocking

If you are making template books, you can choose to make items on the page completely secure. This means anyone interacting with your book will not be able to unlock the elements you have locked.

Once you have locked an item, highlight it and click on the Inspector (i). You will see a toggle to prevent unlocking. If you turn this on, this will stay in place even if the book, the page, or the element is copied and pasted.

Note, only the owner of a book has the right to prevent unlocking, nobody else. This feature works on text, images, shapes and all other elements, apart from comic panels.

Book Creator for iPad

In Book Creator for iPad, you perform a long tap on an item in order to access the contextual menu. Note - you cannot prevent unlocking in Book Creator for iPad.

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