Duplicating pages in InDesign - but not at the end of a document
When duplicating pages in Indesign they always appear at the end of the document. We should be able to select where in the document we want the pages to be added, as we do when inserting new pages.
So, 'Duplicate Pages''; "Insert Before/After page XX" etc
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A A commented
On a MAC Option + Drag (until the plus sign shows up) has ALWAYS worked for me. Suddenly in this latest version it doesn't. You can only insert at the end of the document. And "Duplicate Spread" just duplicates it directly to the end of the document... And it assigns whatever master is the last used. So if I'm duplicating a spread with "master A" to the end of the document where the last page is assigned "Master Z" - the duplicated spread also gets assigned to the Z master? That makes sense to you guys? STOP MAKING UPDATES THAT DON'T NEED TO BE MADE! It's infuriating. Just when you think you've got this awful program figured out - the next version doesn't work. FIX IT.
Alt click and drag the spread to the right until you see the +. If you let go when you see the +, the spread will go to the end of your doc. If you keep alt and your mouse pressed and drag back to the left towards the other spreads, you will see little grey lines appear either on the left or right of the spreads depending on how far left or right you go over the spreads. So, you can place a duplicated spread anywhere you want. You can place it before or after any spread. Try it out. It takes like 10 seconds of playing around to see how it works.
למעשה הפתרון שלי זה לשכפל עמוד להחיל עליו נון מאסטר ואז לשכפל כמה שצריך
זה נשאר באותו מקום
As simple as having to do it by default, it makes no sense to duplicate it at the end of the document.
I have tried like 50 different minor different ways to make alt + drag and drop work! It doesn't at all. On the latest version as of right now. And duplicating still jets the page to the end of the document... Honestly... Is this lazy programming or did someone really think this would be beneficial?
hold alt, then click and hold to move the pages to the right; BEFORE you see the plus sign: release. So 'drop' the pages left of the vertical line. Took me a while to figure this out
Various combinations of the tips in the comments do technically work, but it's extremely finicky and difficult. Even though I know it CAN be done, I am still only successful at it about 30% of the time. It's just physically very difficult to drag the mouse around in the precise, mysterious, magical order, over the tiny sliver of vague gray space in the panel that makes this feature work. So it really seems like a UX disaster rather than a complete lack of the feature.
Can't believe I'm still Googling this stupid issue in 2021.
Mark Pierce commented
I don't get why this is still an issue. The default function should be to duplicate in place just like every other program that I have ever worked in. My working files all have 1000+ pages, so duplicating to the last page in a doc is a brutal blow to workflow. It takes a solid minute to duplicate pages and drag them back to the right place. Give us a settings option or something!
I need this too!! duplicating more than one spread is very annoying, it used to work, I used to be able
to duplicate whole sections in a book...
Rayn Gilmore solution worked for me. InDesign 16.1. on mac. Thanks. See here:
Rayn Gilmore commented · October 14, 2020 14:48 · Flag as inappropriate
This works for me (tried it on CC 2015 & 2019). Press Command-Alt (on a Mac), then click and drag the page in the palette to the right until you see the '+' icon, THEN drag it to the left until you see the vertical line. Let go of the mouse button, and the copy should be under the current page.
El Santy commented
It works for me only when I duplicate spread with alt + spread
Aaron Becker commented
has this been resolved at all? I too am extremely frustrated by this bug.
Rafo Barbosa commented
Please Adobe answer us. This is so annoying. When you are designing a big book, its terrible!
Anderes Wafeler commented
Actually it should be like in Powerpoint. If i click a new page and no other page is selected. Then bring the new page at the end. If one page is selected or if one page will be dublicated bring it to the next page of the dublicated one. So if I take one page with the mouse an ********* Top of the plus button or if i click right mouse button - dublicate - it should be copied not to the end. Please add als o the possebility of CTRL + C and CTRL V- if one page is selected to copy it directly.
Pete D'Agostino commented
John Patangan commented
Still nothing from Adobe right?
Jarek Marciniak commented
Any response from ADOBE?!
For this to work you need to untick the allow pages to shuffle and the allow spreads to shuffle. Now works with me using the Alt and drag leaving the page where I want it to be.