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THEME IMPOSTER - Theme A cannot be updated using copy and paste

Question asked by disabled_mrw-old-account-do-not-use on Jun 10, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2014 by TSGal

Summary

THEME IMPOSTER - Theme A cannot be updated using copy and paste

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

FM13.0v3

Operating system version

MAC/WIN

Description of the issue

I can update a theme using theme import, but I cannot update a theme using copy + paste. This is counter-intuitive. And denies the user of a quick and popular method of transfer.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create Theme "A" in File 1
2. Create File 2
3. Import Theme "A" into File 2
4. Import Theme "A" into File 2 again // option to update :-)
5. Copy Theme "A" out of File 1
6. Paste into Themes in File 2 // no option to update :-(

Expected result

I expect copy and pasting of themes to function EXACTLY as the import theme command functions. (In the same way that import and copy/paste perform identical operations for Custom Functions)
I expect to be asked if I want to update Theme A.
I do NOT expect Theme "A 2" to be created without asking.

Actual result

Copy and paste does not work the same as import themes.
I am not asked if i wish to update Theme A
Theme "A 2" is (inexplicably) created without asking.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

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Configuration information

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Workaround

"Don't hold it like that" - Steve Jobs

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