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By Mats_Knutsson
#284723
Hi,
I've changed a few shortcuts and saved the changes as a new complete WE. Our regular WE is named LARK 21 and this new one is named LARK 21a (yup...creative highlight...haha). Since all parts of the WE (except the shortcuts) are the same I end up with multiple instances (see attach). I don't want to make new renamed copies of the other parts but I guess I have to...any other idea?
Cheers,
Mats
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By Erwin Edel
#284726
I haven't tried this, but the overall WE is made up of all the little subparts, so I think you can just mix and match?
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By Barry Kelly
#284731
I think the duplicates are because you have managed to IMPORT the same scheme or entire work environment more than once.
If you go up the list to the main work environment you can see the schemes that it is using and you can EDIT the WE to change the scheme.
If you are happy with it as it is take note of them and then delete the other duplicate schemes.

Because they all seem to have the same name and even the appended date, it might be a good idea to rename the duplicate schemes in each section so you can see exactly which ones the main work environment is using.
Then delete those that aren't being used to tidy things up.
Then rename back to a proper name if you need to.

Of course don't save your file unless you are happy with the end result.

Barry.
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By Mats_Knutsson
#284819
I guess I need to rename all parts of the WE even if they are not changed to avoid this. Like Erwin write I can mix and match and I do so myself but when trying to implement changes in a large company you can't imagine all crazy stuff that happens. Nothing is ever easy... We have 2 running WE, one for regular work and one cleaner for presentation and now one for testing the new shortcuts. I could only imagine the chaos if I took away the old shortcuts completely...I would end up in a ditch somewhere... :lol:
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By Erwin Edel
#284822
For presentations with screen share skype calls we use Window > Hide Palettes and Toolbars

You have the pull down navigator top right and the quick options at the bottom for switching layer combo and the like. Have you tried this?
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By Mats_Knutsson
#285562
Erwin Edel wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:38 am
For presentations with screen share skype calls we use Window > Hide Palettes and Toolbars

You have the pull down navigator top right and the quick options at the bottom for switching layer combo and the like. Have you tried this?
Yes, that's my preferred way since decades. It is really easy IMHO but one dedicated button is even easier for our many users. However I did a copy of every WE part for the new WE to avoid these oddities. It's a small thing but I was just curious. :)