There are various reasons why you may want to duplicate a page in Microsoft Word. For one, it will save you a vast amount of time from redoing the content that you can simply duplicate into another page or document.
Unfortunately, despite Microsoft Word’s advancement, there is still no one-click solution to duplicating a page. However, there are various steps you can take that will not take you more than five seconds to accomplish.
How to Make a Duplicate Page
If you want to duplicate a page within the same document, all you really have to do is copy the content and paste it on a new page.
Step 1: The first step is to select everything on that page that you want to duplicate. To do this, left-click and hold on the first word of that page and drag the cursor down into the end of that page.
If your document only has one page in it and you want to duplicate everything on the page, you can also do a “select all” by pressing down “Ctrl” and “A” together.
Step 2: Now that you have selected the content of the page that you want to duplicate, the next part is to copy it to the clipboard. To do so, right-click on the highlighted part and select “Copy” from the options.
Conversely, you can also use the keyboard shortcut for copy, which is pressing down “Ctrl” and “C” together.
Step 3: Indicate where you want to place the duplicate content. For example, if you want to put it after the page where you copied the content, simply rest your cursor at the end of the copied content.
Then, head over to the “Insert” tab and click on “Blank Page” or “Page Break”. Both options will create a new page for you. If there was content after the cursor, the “Page Break” command will slice that part into two pages.
If you want to insert a blank page instead, even if there were texts after the cursor, then the “Blank Page” command will be able to do that for you.
Step 4: The last step is to paste the content that you have copied. On the newly created page, do a right-click and select any option under “Paste Options”. There are a few options in case you wanted to keep the source formatting or just the text (without the format).
You can also paste the copied content by pressing down “Ctrl” and “V” together. The keyboard shortcut will copy the content with the source formatting.
How to Duplicate a Document
To create a duplicate of a Word document, you must create a new copy of it. If the document is already open, the fastest way to do this is through the “Save As” option.
The option can be accessed by first clicking on the “File” tab on the ribbon.
Then, click on the “Save As” option. To browse through explorer on where to save the duplicated document, click on the “Browse” link and select where you want to place the new document.
Conversely, you can also press the F12 key on your keyboard to get into the “Save As” window that you have just opened by clicking on the “Browse” link.
On the other hand, if you haven’t opened the document yet, there is no need to go through the “Save As” method. All you have to do is copy the document file right on Windows Explorer and rename it.
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