Balsamiq Community Discussion

Select All > Copy converts all elements to single image when Pasting?

I just discovered, somewhat frustratingly, that when I Select All and then Copy all the individual elements of one mockup, and then paste them into another mockup, they become a single image or control.

Is that expected behavior?

Every other graphical app I’ve used (Visio for example), would keep them as separate elements when pasted.

I’m trying to understand why Balsamiq would do this differently.

I’ve now figured out I can use the Duplicate function to do what I’m trying to do, but I’m still scratching my head re why copying multiple objects and then pasting them as a single object might be of use.

Hi @Hans,

I just checked and pasting controls on a different mockup does keep them separate on my end.

Which version of Mockups 3 for Desktop are you using?
The latest (3.5.17) is available here if needed.

We’ll do our best to help!