Copy and Pasting of Multiple items

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Must have Update.  Let me select multiple items at once to copy and paste.  Now when you do it, you only get the SnagIt logo with a list of numbers.  
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Rick Grunwald

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Please explain what you are doing. I ca select multiple files in the library and paste them into a windows folder and  they appear as expected
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Paul

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Same here.
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The OP may be meaning selecting several items IN AN IMAGE (e.g. 2 arrows, a callout and a shape) and pasting into another image inside the editor.

I personally can do that, but the feature is bad:
  1. The standard shift-click to select more than 1 item doesn't work (only ctrl+click)
  2. If I copy elements from one image and paste the into a similar image, they end up pasted in some crazy position (e.g. outside the image)
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Rick Grunwald

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Is the similar image the exact same size? If pasting to a different size, that could cause that behavior.
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One thing that would be a nice to have feature would be if pasting a copied element pasted it in the exact X/Y location it came from. And if that location doesn't exist (because the image is much smaller) then just use 0, 0.
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But if the target image is > 0,0 but not the same size as the source it still might not be in a useful position.  I think the problem is that with auto canvas resize switched on, pasted content gets put in absurd places.

How about the pasted elements are automatically grouped so they can easily be moved?  It would be the work of a moment to ungroup them if needed.
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Yes, the images are pretty much the same. This is what I mean...
https://www.screencast.com/t/gdhCLeupkKq5

EDIT: They are similar enough not to justify that paste position
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Rick Grunwald

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It does paste screwy. I just copies some things from a  small document.  While it will vary  where they land depending whether canvas snapping and/or Expand document is checked, Non of them are looking  good