Shadow copy

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    Adam

    Good request - there are a few variations on this theme.

    I also think some kind of alias/shadow/clone/parent-child function would be massively useful.

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    Artur Ostapenko

    +1 for bullet clones 

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    Papa

    Not sure to understand, what similarity is there between ""shadow copy", templates (as in PHPStorm or such) and word-like Styles?

    If you change "the original", does it apply to already-existing copies? (as it would if you update an Object Class for instance)? Or only the next copies?

    Edit: P.S. I mentioned word-like styles because you can link styles between them, such as defining that after "Title1" for example, when you press Enter then it switch to "chapeau" style , then "Title 2", then "Normal2", then "bullet 2", etc. Kind of template.

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    Ram Zorkot

    Papa, it's only visual copy of a bullet (text content). When you edit the original – all shadow copies updates. I need it to create different lists of content from the same sources.

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Have a look in the request history, there are many requests of this same concept explained with many different words as: "aliases", "instances", "clones", "duplicates", etc, etc. You should also vote those requests up so give them more preponderenace! This is a key functionality that WorkFlowy is really needing to implement ASAP so we can access the same bullet points from different places in our organizational structure.

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    Ram Zorkot

    Max, sure! 

    You can place links here, it will help a lot, because I found only a couple of similar topics and those are not exactly the same

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    Adam

    https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360001389746-Virtual-Instances-of-Bullet-point

    https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360006454646-Clone-alias-twin-feature-request

    quite a few scenarios and preferences explored in those two. (ok, the second one is just me, but hey...)

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    MR M S AAMER

    Hi 

    I have been waiting for this feature for ages, but since it hasn't been implemented I have found a workaround for it which isn't perfect but its better than nothing. Lets say you have a bullet and you need it to be in multiple places, just copy the link of the bullet and create an identical bullet in another location and place the link in the notes section, as shown below in the attachment. I find this works great for the above reasons.

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    Jim

    I didn't think it would work, but just for fun I tried sharing a bullet with my own account. Sure enough when I tried to add it back in from the invite email link, WF said "You are the owner of this document, you can't embed it. But it made me wonder why not--is the reason technical or design? An obvious workaround could be a second account. 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Jim,

    Even if you had a second account, you would only be able to embed a list once... not multiple times. So the workaround of the workaround wouldn't work. 

     

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