I’d like to cut a note from one container and paste it into another container, i.e., move a note from one container to another… a fairly straightforward operation. This led to “discoveries” of quirky behavior, which I’m reporting to confirm whether others see similar issues. Of course, I’d also like to learn how to perform my intended task – move a note while preserving its attributes. Details below. Thanks for your help.
The pasted note maintains its $Name, but unfortunately, its $Text is replaced with $Name. The original $Text is gone, as far as I can tell. Is this the intended behavior? I did not look at other attributes to see if they were preserved through the cut-and-paste procedure.
For fun, I made a few notes in the left most column (see image). Then, I selected each note and pressed Cmd-D (Duplicate). The good news is that this process creates a new note (to the right in the image) with $Text preserved, and a slight change to $Name. The name change for the first duplicate adds the suffix “copy”, and subsequent duplication of a duplicate, appends a number… seems logical, and consistent with how Finder behaves, for example.
Here too, however, there are some peculiarities. Notice the 2nd row, starting with the note “test”. Its first duplicate does not follow the usual pattern; if it did, I would’ve expected “test copy” to the right of “test”. Instead, it’s “test 1”. Also note row 6, which is even more puzzling. I start with the note “test2”. The first duplicate is an inexplicable “tes 1”. Weird…
If you are still with this post, I do have questions:
do others see this kind of behavior with cut-and-paste and with duplication?
Behavior B is just strange, but inconsequential (to me). I am, however, wondering if Behavior A is the intended behavior of cut-and-paste??
how do I move a note from one container to another? I mean, I could open Quickstamp, go to the $Container attribute, and change the path. This is what I’ve been doing, and boy, that’s tedious. To emulate a copy-and-paste, I would have to cmd-D, rename the note to get rid of the suffix, then Quickstamp a new $Container name… again, tedious. There’s probably a simple way to cut-and-paste a note while preserving all its attributes, including $Text (I hope).