Pages - Copying or Duplicating Objects

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Copying or Duplicating Objects

The technique you use to copy an object depends on where you want to place the
copy. When the copy will be placed far from the original or in another document,
copying and pasting is generally easier. When you are working with a floating object
on a page and the copy will be near the original, duplicating is generally easier.

Here are ways to copy objects:
To copy and paste a floating or inline object, select it, and then choose Edit > Copy.


Click where you want the copy to appear. Choose Edit > Paste.
To duplicate a floating or inline object on a page, hold down the Option key while you


drag the object.
You can also select the object and choose Edit > Duplicate. The copy appears on top of
the original, slightly offset. Drag the copy to the desired location.
You can’t duplicate an inline object. To duplicate an object, it must be floating on
the page.
To copy an image between Pages documents, select the image and drag its icon from


the File Info field in the Metrics inspector to a page in the other Pages document.