How To Duplicate A Page In Google Docs [An Easy 2024 Guide]

| | February 14, 2024

Google Docs is a powerful tool that allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. One useful feature is the ability to duplicate a page within a document. 

This can be handy when you want to reuse the same layout or content without having to recreate it from scratch.

In this blog post, we will guide you step-by-step on how to duplicate a page in Google Docs.

Let's get started.

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How to Duplicate a Page in Google Docs

How To Duplicate A Page In Google Docs

Google Docs offers several features to enhance your document creation experience, and duplicating a page is one of them.

By duplicating a page, you can save time and effort while maintaining consistency in your document structure.

In the following sections, we will explain how to duplicate a page in Google Docs using a simple step-by-step approach.

Step 1: Open Your Google Docs Document

Before duplicating a page, make sure you have the Google Docs document open in which you want to duplicate a page.

If you don't have one yet, create a new document or access an existing one through your Google Drive.

Let's create a new page in Google Docs by visiting this link - https://docs.google.com. Now, click on Blank document to open a new page.

Open Blank Document in Google Docs

Step 2: Select the Page You Want to Duplicate

Once your document is open, navigate to the page you want to duplicate. 

Let's say I want to duplicate page number 3 of my Google Docs document. This means that I will create a new page with all the contents of Page 3.

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have already navigated to Page -3 of my document.

Go to Page in Google Docs

Step 3: Copy the Page

Now, to duplicate the page, select the entire content of Page 3 by placing the cursor at the beginning or end of the page and click and drag to select the entire page.

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have selected the entire content of Page 3. Now, click on Edit from the top menu and click on Copy.

Alternatively, you can also copy the content using the shortcut key - Ctrl + C. The selected page will now be saved to your clipboard.

Select Content Google Docs

Step 4: Paste the Content

Now, go to a new blank page within your document.

To create a new blank page, place the cursor at the end of the text. Now, click on Insert from the top menu and go to Break and select Page break. Alternatively, you can also press the keyboard shortcut - Ctrl + Enter.

Insert Page Break

On the new page, place the cursor at the beginning of the page. Now, press the keyboard shortcut - Ctrl+V (Windows) or Command+V (Mac) to paste the copied content onto the new page.

Paste Content

In the below screenshot, you can see that we have successfully duplicated the content of page 3 in a new page.

Duplicate Page Google Docs

This is how you can duplicate a page in Google Docs.

Please note that once the page is duplicated, you can customize it to fit your document's needs. Edit the content, rearrange elements, or apply formatting changes as required. The duplicated page now serves as a separate entity that you can modify independently from the original page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can I duplicate multiple pages at once in Google Docs?

Answer. No, Google Docs does not provide a direct method to duplicate multiple pages simultaneously. However, you can follow the steps mentioned above to duplicate one page at a time, and then repeat the process for each additional page you want to duplicate.

Q2. Will the duplicated page automatically update if I make changes to the original?

Answer. No, the duplicated page acts as a separate entity from the original page. Any changes made to the original page will not automatically reflect on its duplicate. You will need to manually modify the duplicated page to incorporate any desired updates.

Q3. Can I duplicate a page in Google Docs on my mobile device?

Answer. Yes, you can duplicate a page in Google Docs using your mobile device. The steps to do so are similar to those outlined in this blog post. However, please note that the interface may vary slightly depending on your device and the version of the Google Docs app you are using.

Wrapping Up

Duplicating a page in Google Docs can be incredibly useful, allowing you to reuse layouts, designs, or content conveniently.

By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this blog post, you can effortlessly duplicate and customize pages in your Google Docs documents.

I hope you found this tutorial on how to duplicate a page in Google Docs useful. If you've liked it, please spare a moment to share this article with your friends on social media.

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