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How to copy vertical portions of an alignment with confidence?

Question asked by Patrick L'heureux on Feb 8, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2019 by Patrick L'heureux

I have not found a super smooth way of copying the vertical portion of an alignment with out glitches.


Ways I know of:

  • Within in the alignment editor 
    • Append
      •  Workflow
        • Select Create Vertical Alignment
        • Use The append function
      • Issues: If there are multiple vertical alignments assigned to a horizontal alignment, you get a hybrid of the two vertical alignments
    • Copy from Vertical to Vertical
      • It does not appear like you cannot copy rows from one vertical alignment to another. This would also be useful it certain situations
  • Copy from Project Explorer
    • Workflow
      • Select the vertical component of an alignment
      • Use the command function
      • Set whether you want it to relayer or not
        • Relayering at least gives you an idea of which vertical is the new
    • Issues: The vertical is copied however it has the same name as the old and there is no way of telling which is the new and which is the old without soem digging
    • This is the closet to being the easiest process
    • Recommendation
      • The new vertical alignment needs a suffix of (2), pretty standard in TBC and most computer copy commands, so that the user knows this is the new alignment
  • Macro
    • Maybe this would be a good case for a macro as a short term fix