"Copy to New" feature
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It would be nice, for people who always like to start with a certain structure, to be able to "copy to new" a chapter, or even a whole project, which would just duplicate the whole thing into a new one.
Planned Organization User Interface Suggested by: Susan • Upvoted: 19 Dec, '22 • Comments: 14
I would use this a ton! I love my character and plot templates. Right now, the lack of this is pretty much the only draw back to Dabble.
This would save SO MUCH TIME! One of the things I love most about Dabble is that you can drag and drop almost everything. It makes re-organizing super easy. I was hoping to be able to drag and drop scenes, chapters, or even whole books from one manuscript to another, but this would work as well.
Right now I'm having to copy and paste my story templates piece by piece into a new project. I'd love to be able to create a template project that I can copy for each new book.
This would be super helpful with drafting, too. I do a new file for each draft, and I'm reaching the point where more of this story is staying the same than changing, so being able to copy an entire project instead of copy/paste chapter by chapter would be super helpful.
I was just about to request this! I write a lot of books in series, same world, same/similar characters. It would be EXCELLENT if we could "Create template from existing project" and open a new project that drags over notes and character profiles (or even gives you a checkbox so you can decide each time what copies over) that would be INCREDIBLY helpful. That way I wouldn't have to go back to another project to look up something about a character because I can't remember a detail about them.
This would be great. Especially if we could copy the whole project/ manuscript. I like to have a whole new file for revision / separate drafts and it's annoying to have to copy and past all the different scenes.
It would be amazing to have the ability to copy an existing project. As it is now, I have to sit and spend hours every time I start a new project arranging it to my spec. With copy project, I would do this once and save that project as my project template.
Guido F. Manzano
Adding a full duplicate feature of the project would be awesome, so we could work on revisions, without touching the original work.
Same here. I'd like to experiment with changing the POV. Copying the project to a new one would allow me to do that without wasting any time.
Add an option to clone the scene so we don't have to copy and paste every time we want to make a new draft or experiment without losing our current copy.
"Cloning Scenes" (suggested by Natasha on 2021-05-19), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Jacob from Dabble Admin
Duplicate project is now finished!
Sasha Sather Merged
You can duplicate the book, but the title keeps messing up and making it confusing. It would be nice if there was an easy way to duplicate the book so that your characters don't have to be re-entered for every novel. Adds frustration.
"Writing A Series" (suggested by Sasha Sather on 2021-10-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.