3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2012 10:19 PM by Barry
Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I wanted a copy of my Pages document, so I clicked Edit>Duplicate.  i didn"t know it would put the duplicate pages on the same document. Now at the end of my work, the same work is repeated.


I placed a Section Break between the two works, clicked inside the thumbnail area of first work>copy>clicked in thumbnail area of new page doc.>print. Worked perfect. Now have a doc. with the first half of a second doc. which still has both halves.


My problem is, when I click in the thumbnail area of second half and do the same to move it to a new Pages doc., all I get is another copy of the first half.


Any (simple) help for me?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,560 points)

    You really wanted:


    Menu > File > Duplicate


    The title of the Menu tells you what it is dealing with and most Mac programs sensibly work  left to right, from the big down to the details.


    You can Undo multiple times, just back up to when you had what you wanted.


    Or delete the second set of copies rather than the first.



  • Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am working with Pages '08, word processing, Snow Leopard. Sorry I forgot that, so my duplicate is under menu > Edit > Duplicate, unless I am missing something here.


    I have messed with and closed the work so the undo is grayed out.


    I did want a duplicate and I do have one now, but what I wanted was to get rid of the duplicate from the origional doc., that way I will have two copies of the same thing.


    I was afraid to delete the second unwanted copy for fear I would delete everything...oh, I was just confused, so now did delete unwanted part and all is well. How stupid. Thanks for patience.



  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,350 points)

    Hi Arudi,


    File > Duplicate isn't available in Pages ('08 or '09) in Snow Leopard. You'll find it in the Finder's File menu. To use it, Save and Close the file, go to the Finder, open a Finder window and navigate to the location where the file is saved. Select the file, then go File > Duplicate. Your Mac will create a copy of the file, named "Copy of filename" (or something similar.


    To make a duplicate of the file while you have it open in Pages, go File > Save As..., choose a location and name for the copy, then click Save.


    Note that Save As... is not available in Lion, and was returned (but, according to reports, does NOT operate in the same manner) in Mountain Lion.