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How to compose withOUT inheriting in R8 Standard client

Jamie Magee  December 8 2010 07:48:17 AM
If a form is set to "inherit values from selected document" when composing, but you do NOT want your next new document creation to do that, you can hold down CTRL while composing it.  This has worked this way going back to at least R4.  However, R8 Standard client doesn't let you click an action bar button or menu option while you are holding down CTRL.  The trick: do the compose action right up through and including depressing the mouse button, but -- BEFORE YOU RELEASE THE MOUSE BUTTON -- now hold down CTRL while releasing the mouse button.