Both Profiles are created within the profiles menu.
When I 'copy from' to create a duplicate profile, then edit the bar buttons, by unlocking and moving buttons within bars, the 'new' button arrangements are not saved. There is no save button in the menu. It seems to default to the ' copy from ' settings.
Is there a way to simply 'copy from' an existing profile, then alter it slightly to the desired bar/button arrangement & save? It is not intuitive at all on how to do this , if its even possible. I keep ending up with 2 profiles that are identical with the exception of the bar scale ( it seems to have saved that differential between the two profiles ), however the button arangements within the bars remains replicated, even when I change them manually. I really need some help with this.. been stuck for over an hour..and Ive exhausted all ideas I had to try and fix this.
Bartender just stores the layout settings -- eg. bar/button positions and sizes -- and key bindings. The actual contents of each button is stored by the game itself on the server. By default, the game will store a different set of actions for each of your specs, so if you just want to change which actions are shown when you switch specs, just switch into the target spec (eg. healing) and change your button contents as desired (eg. put healing spells on them), and the game itself will keep track of it.
If you want to change which actions are shown manually -- eg. to switch between a raid setup and a questing setup for the same spec -- you need to use another addon that does that. I recommend ActionBarSaver. You can even put your ABS and BT4 profile switches in the same macro, so you can switch both addons to your Questing profile or Healing profile at the same time.