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Copy Overview

The Copy function can be used to copy one or more pages or files. Copying a file automatically renames the copy by appending a number. It is also important to note that copying files and folders can only occur on the staging server. Copies cannot be made of assets.


Copying a Single File

A file can be copied from the Pages list view by hovering and from the File menu, selecting Copy, by selecting the checkbox adjacent to a file, or by using the drag-and-drop feature. The location to copy to can be browsed to or entered manually. Additionally, an option can be selected to show the files in a directory. Note that a file does not have to be checked out to be copied, and can be copied when it is checked out to another user or when it has a scheduled action associated with it.


Copying a File from the Pages List View
  1. To copy a file do one of the following:
    • From the Pages List view, hover and from the File menu select Copy.
      File Drop-Down on Checked Out Page with Copy Highlighted
    • From the Pages List view, select the checkbox for a file and from the top row click Copy.
      Copy Page
  2. From the dialog box, browse to the directory path to which to copy.
    • Click the triangle next to a directory to show subdirectories.
    • Click the Show Files checkbox to view the files within directories.
      Copying one file

Copying a File by Drag and Drop

A file may be copied by dragging the file from the File Navigation to the desired location in the main content area. 

  1. Navigate to the appropriate directory for the file to be copied to in the Pages List view. 
  2. Expand the File Navigation using the folder button in the top left of the screen, and locate the file to be copied.

    File Navigation Buton

    Expanded File Navigation

  3. Holding Control (PC) or Option (Mac), drag the file from the File Navigation into the main content area to where the file should be copied. 

    Copying a File via Drag and Drop  

  4. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click Copy.

    Copy File Dialog


Copying Multiple Files

Multiple files can be copied in the same action by selecting the checkboxes found to the left of each file, and then the Copy button at the top of the page list. All files within a directory may be selected at one time by clicking the checkbox at the top of the list. The location to copy to can be browsed to or entered manually. Additionally, an option can be selected to show the files in a directory. Note that files do not have to be checked out to be copied, and can be copied when they are checked out to another user or when they have a scheduled action associated with it.

  1. To copy multiple files at one time do one of the following:
    • Select the checkbox at the top of the list to select all files, files can be deselected individually by clicking the checkbox for a file.
    • From the Pages List view, select the checkbox for each file to be copied and from the top row click Copy.
      Copying Multiple Pages
  2. From the dialog box, browse to the directory path to which to copy.
    • Click the triangle next to a directory to show subdirectories.
    • Click the Show Files checkbox to view the files within directories.
      Copy Multiple Files
  3. When the location has been selected, click Copy.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
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Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
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 Last Modified 9/14/14