I am struggling to work out why this seemingly simple task is so difficult (which frankly is 1/2 hourly occurance while trying to use captivate).
I have a project. We will call it Project A. It has 20 slides.
I have another project. We will all it Project B. It has 4 slides that I wish to move to Project A.
I go to the flim strip in Project B. I select the four 4 slides that I wish to move to Project A.
I hit copy.
I go to Project A. I try and paste the 4 slides from Project B.
Instead of the 4 slides an text block copied earlier in Project A is pasted.
I have work around ( imagine that I need a freaking work around for something as simple as cuting and pasting). If I close Project A and re-open it seems to clear the clipboard and allows me to paste objects from another project.
Of course closing and reopening Project A usually involves Adobe Captivate freezing up. Some times I have to shut down both projects via the task manager and then try to open them again. This can take 5 to 15 minutes.
That's 5 to 15 minutes and two crashes to cut and past 4 slides.
Your references to Captivate crashing when performing a cut and paste operation suggest that you may have something wrong with either your installation or your Captivate environment. If everything is set up properly, and your PC has enough resources, AND you are definitely copying slides between projects on the same Captivate version, then you shouldn't be having these issues.
Can you show us a screenshot of your Preferences dialog to show the Default Locations fields?
Are you working on Captivate projects that are stored on your local hard drive or are they stored on a network LAN somewhere?
It isn't the cut and paste that causes the crash. It is having to shut down the the application in order to clear the clip board so that I can paste slides from one presentation to another. It seems that if you have already copied an item within a project Captivate it gets stuck on the clip board. If you copy something else in the same project that will knock it off the clipboard. If you try with an item from another project it does't budge the original item from the clipboard.
I suggest you check the Adobe Blog to see what patches or updates are available for Cp5 then. I seem to recall there may have been a patch that resolved a clipboard issue. Can't recall for sure, but I know even when I was using Cp5 I didn't have an issue with copy/paste of slides.