Cloning Pages

Smart Author allows authors to make an exact copy, or clone, of an existing page within a project.

Cloning is recommended in two situations:

1. A project includes an existing page whose content or format is similar to the new page.

2. Authors would like to maintain a collection of page templates, using a template each time they need to.

 

How to Clone a Page

Step 1: Add page: Navigate to the module and click Insert Page.

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Step 2: Select a page to clone: Select an existing page from the drop-down menu and click Copy Existing Page.

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Step 3: Select components: Select Components from the drop-down menu and click Create and add.

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Step 4: Cloned page (copy): The cloned page will appear with (copy) at the end of the page name.

 

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Update Page Name

Change the name of the cloned page by clicking the pencil icon next to the page name.

The cloned page is a copy of the existing page. Changes made to the parent page after cloning do not impact the copy, and changes made to the copy do not impact the parent page.

 

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