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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
Copy To (Dialog Choice)
The Copy To choice includes the following:
Copy ToA dialog choice that displays a file selection dialog in which the user
can specify where copies of files or objects should be placed.
Copy ToUsed from the File menu, allows the user to make a copy of the data state
of the current window and store it in a file or object. The user can continue
to edit the data being viewed. The original source is not updated.
Copy ToUsed from the Selected menu, allows the user to copy the selected objects
to a specified place.
When to Use
Provide a Copy To choice for all objects for which the user can create
a duplicate and for data that the user can duplicate or save to a file.
RequiredWhen appropriate, the File Selection dialog should allow the user to
differentiate between copying a file or object versus copying or creating a
link or reference to it.
RecommendedThe File Selection dialog resulting from choosing Copy To in the File menu
should allow the user to copy the file or object (its contents or a reference
to it) to the clipboard.
RecommendedWhen multiple files or objects are being copied, the File Selection dialog
must allow the user to name only the place to which the files or objects are
to be copied, but not to provide new names for each of them. If any new names
are needed, they should be generated from their current names in a way that
does not conflict with any names at their destination.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the File Menu and Selected Menu reference
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Menu Structure reference page.
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