using of clipboard

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Do I understand this right?
I put a block in Clipboard and from the Clipboard onto another page.
When I make a change to the original block, the 'copy' on the other page is NOT changed alike...?

Why then do I get this message: 'This block was copied from another location. Editing it will create a new instance of it.'
Every instance stands by itself anyway...

I'm lost. Can anyone explain?

(btw: I know I can use Stacks. But I don't want to make 78 stacks with only one block in it, that don't sort in any way.)

Cheers, Maureen

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pmarques replied on at Permalink Reply
pmarques
This question made me curious and I had to try for myself. I see the same thing - the copy from the clipboard is not updated in any way when the original block is changed, so why show the message that editing the block will create a new instance? For all one knows, it already is a new instance.
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
The message is informing you that editing the copy will mean that it is no longer a "copy" but a new "instance"
That is why you should use stacks or Global Areas if you want all "instances" to be a faithful copy of the original..
pmarques replied on at Permalink Reply
pmarques
Yes, but for me as a user, what's the practical difference between a copy and a new instance, if they both behave the same way?
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Presumably you edited the copy so that it did not behave the same as the original, otherwise why edit it!
pmarques replied on at Permalink Reply
pmarques
Thing is - it never really behaves the same as the original, even before editing it! I propose you try it yourself.
johnlewisdesign replied on at Permalink Reply
So how does one edit the ORIGINAL clipboard version, so it cascades across all pages automatically? Its a royal PITA to go back through hundreds of pages when your client inevitably changes something.

The message saying its created a new instance surely points to the fact its possible. A little 'edit' button on the clipboard would be nice. And would have saved me about a week.
Ekko replied on at Permalink Reply
Ekko
Take a look at this video explaining how to use stacks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_BLmKVSUUw...

If you have 100s of pages requiring similar content than stacks and page defaults are going to probably be exactly what you want.
johnlewisdesign replied on at Permalink Reply
Thats all well and good, but what about the original BLOCK that you make an INSTANCE of? Forget stacks for a minute. We're not talking about stacks, we're talking about blocks.

How do we edit that original block on the clipboard? Now that would be a useful feature, no?

Its got to be stored in MySQL somewhere. So why can't we edit this one original block - C5 tells us we have to make an instance of it..therefore protecting this original block. I want it to cascade across all pages I've used it on.
extensi replied on at Permalink Reply
extensi
Just discovered the same and it sucks !!!!!!!! I need to edit 20 pages now and around 400 blocks.... It will take me 2 days to replace it into stacks

I'd expect to get a behaviour similar to stack.
The current label "This block was copied from another location. Editing it will create a new instance of it." doesn't make any sense to me.