Append Selection to Document....

I’m reviewing one long document and copying sections of it into smaller documents, so I’m using the above menu command pretty frequently. It appears there is no way to set a shortcut key for this command…? Which means that every time I want to do this, I have to right click, go to Edit, append, scroll to folder, scroll to document… Tedious. Am I missing something? Is there a more efficient way to do this?

I know you guys are great at brainstorming, so a workaround would be welcomed-- ie, a one click command that would copy the selections to some magic clipboard, and then later re-import. Perhaps I’m asking for too much. Wouldn’t be the first time. :wink:

Just out of curiosity, how would you expect this shortcut to work? The most time consuming part of using it is selecting the document you wish to append to. So even if you had a shortcut that brought up that menu, you’d still have to do some further work to get it to the right spot.

For that problem, we do have plans for making this easier in a two-fold way:

  1. A way to mark binder items as “Favourites”. This will add them to the top level of all the sub-menus that feature this kind of tree selection. So the Go menu and such will all use it.
  2. Additionally, for all of these menus, the most recent items you’ve used will be tacked on to the top in a recent items list, per session.

We feel this takes most of the repetitive burden out of this particular activity, especially since you can call up the contextual menu and activate the sub-menu with keyboard shortcuts already. Just hit the Properties key on your keyboard, then ‘D’ to select the append sub-menu. You can then take from there with a mouse or use arrow keys for selection and Enter to activate.