How to Duplicate a Page in Word

Struggling to duplicate pages in Word? Check out these simple steps to effortlessly clone any page in your document.

Key Takeaways

  • Microsoft Word does not currently have a built-in feature that allows you to duplicate a Word document with a single click.
  • Despite the absence of a dedicated duplication option, you can duplicate content by manually copying and pasting the content you’d like to duplicate.
  • You can duplicate both single-page and multipage Word documents based on your needs.

You might find yourself needing identical pages within the same Word document or wanting to create a new Word document with duplicate content. While you won’t find a duplicate feature in Microsoft Word’s configurations, there’s a simple workaround you can use instead.

How to Duplicate a Single-Page Document in Word

Unlike Google Docs, Microsoft Word does not have a straightforward built-in feature for easily making copies of a page. Instead, you will need to manually copy and paste the content to duplicate it. Here’s what you need to do:

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  1. Open the document you’d like to duplicate.
  2. Position your cursor at the beginning of the Word document, then click and drag down to select all the content. You can also do this using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A or Command + A if you use a Mac.
    image of selecting all the contents of a Word document

  3. Now, you’ll need to copy the contents to your device’s clipboard.
    • On a Windows PC or Mac, right-click on the selected contents and click Copy from the menu.
    • Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + C or Command + C to do this.
    copying selected text in microsoft word

  4. If you’d like to duplicate a page within the same document, first create a new blank page. You can do this by going to the Insert tab and selecting Pages > Blank Page in Microsoft Word.
  5. To duplicate the copied contents into a new document instead, click the File tab on your ribbon bar and click Blank document to create a new document.
    creating a blank document on microsoft word

  6. Finally, place your cursor on the new page and press Ctrl + V or Command + V to paste the contents you copied onto a new page. Alternatively, you can right-click and select Paste.
  7. If the content you’d like to duplicate has images, and you’d like to copy the text only and strip formatting from your document, choose Paste Text Only from the menu instead.
    pasting the copied text into a new document

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How to Duplicate a Multipage Document in Word

When duplicating a multipage Word document, you’ll need to take care of where your cursor is placed while copying its contents. To duplicate the entire page in one-go, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A or Command + A to select all of its contents.

However, to copy just a single or a few pages from a multipage Word document, you can no longer use the keyboard shortcut. Instead, you will need to rely on your mouse cursor to select the contents. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Begin by positioning your cursor at the beginning of the page you’d like to duplicate. Click and keep dragging your cursor until you reach the bottom of the page you want to copy.
    selecting the contents of one page only in a mutli-page word document

  2. Copy the contents of the page by simultaneously pressing Ctrl + C or Command + C on your keyboard. You can also right-click and choose Copy from the dropdown menu.
    copying text using cursor in microsoft word

  3. Whether you’re copying and pasting certain pages or the entire document in one go, the steps forward remain the same.
    • If you prefer to duplicate the copied content into a new document, you can do this by going to the File tab on your ribbon bar and clicking Blank document.
    creating a new blank document in microsoft word

  4. To paste the contents of your clipboard onto a blank page within the same document, create a blank page by pressing Ctrl + Enter or Command + Enter.
  5. Finally, place your cursor at the start of the page and paste the copied contents by pressing Ctrl + V or Command + V.
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All in all, it’s certainly strange that Word doesn’t have a built-in option that allows you to do the same with one click. So, for now, the only way to duplicate a Word document, whether it’s a single or multipage document, is to manually copy and paste the content.

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