Can I Re-Position / Copy multiple Page Item simultaneously within LabAuthor?

It is possible to select and re-position / copy multiple Page Items simultaneously within LabAuthor. This can be achieved in 2 ways:
1. Click, Hold and Drag

Multiple Page Items can be selected by Clicking and Holding in an empty area, and then Dragging a box around the Page Items you wish to move simultaneously:


This will then allow you to re-position all the selected items by simply Clicking and Holding on one of the selected page items, and Dragging:


This will allow the selected page items to retain their positioning in relation to one another when moved. This method is useful if all of a large group of page items need to be re-positioned.

2. Ctrl (Control) and Click

This method allows for multiple Page Items to be selected individually, and moved as a group, rather than just being able to select a large area of page items with Method 1.

To do this, hold down the 'Ctrl' key, and Click on all the Page Items you wish to move, continuing to hold the 'Ctrl' key until all the Page Items of interest have been selected - then release the 'Ctrl' key. The Page Items highlighted in Red in the below image are the ones that have been selected:


Then, as with Method 1, simply Click and Hold on one of the Page Items selected, and Drag to Re-Position:


Note that the first 2 questions remain in their original position, as they were not included as part of the selected items.
This method is useful if you wish to move some of the Page Items in an area, rather than all of them.


Selecting multiple Page Items for Copying can be done in exactly the same way as with Re-Positioning. Once you have selected the Page Items you wish to copy, use either of the following methods to copy:
  • Press 'Ctrl' + 'C' to copy. Then navigate to the area / Content Page you wish to Paste, and press 'Ctrl' + 'V' to Paste the Page Items
  • Go to the 'Edit' menu at the top of the LabAuthor Interface, and select 'Copy'. Navigate to the area / Content Page of interest, and then select 'Edit' and then 'Paste'.
* Note that you cannot Copy / Paste multiple Page Items by Right-Clicking on one of the selected Page Items *