Reuse or copy an existing page in a guide
When adding pages to your guide, you don't always have to start from scratch with a blank page. You can instead reuse existing pages -- either from the same guide, or from a different guide. There are two ways to reuse a page:
- Mapping a page: this adds a page to your guide that is linked to the original page that you would like to reuse. As the original page is updated, the changes will be reflected automatically in the mapped version so it's always got the latest and greatest content. The trade-off, though, is that you are not able to edit any content on the mapped version of the page.
- Copying a page: this will create a standalone copy of the original page you would like to reuse. Because it's not linked to the original page, you have the ability to edit the copied page as much as you need. The trade-off, though, is that any changes to the original page will not be reflected in the copies made of that page.
Reuse a page
- While editing your guide, click on the gray Add New Page () tab.
- If you have a tabbed navigation guide, this will be the very last tab.
- If you have a side-navigation guide, this will be the tab at the bottom of the menu.
- Click on the Reuse Existing Page tab.
- Select the Guide containing the page you want to reuse.
- From the Page dropdown, select the page you want to reuse.
- You can only copy one page of a guide at a time.
- If you select a top-level page that contains sub-pages, please note that each sub-page has to be reused separately.
- In the Page Name field, enter a title for your page. This is what displays in your guide's navigation menu and page heading.
- If you are adding a mapped page to your guide, this field is optional. If you do not enter your own page name, then the name of the original page you're reusing will be displayed.
- Otherwise, the name you enter here will be displayed instead.
- For the Position, select whether you want to add the page as a top-level page, or a sub-level page.
- A top-level page appears as a tab or side-navigation menu item.
- A sub-page is nested underneath a top-level page and will appear in a dropdown menu when hovering over that top-level page's tab.
- If you would like to hide this page from public view until its ready, select the Draft Mode checkbox.
- While enabled, you can only view the page while editing the guide. It will not be visible on the public guide, or while previewing the guide.
- Note: if your system has the Publishing Workflow (CMS-only) enabled, only a designated reviewer can take a hidden page out of draft mode.
- If you would like to create a copy of this page, rather than mapping it, select the Copy checkbox.
- This will create a standalone copy of the page and add it to your guide.
- If the copied page contains original assets, they will also be copied and you will be assigned as the owner of those new assets.
- If the copied page contains mapped assets, though, those assets will remain mapped on the new page.
- Click the Save button.
Don't see the Copy checkbox? Depending upon your screen size, you may have to scroll down to see it. If you use a Mac, remember that scrollbars do not display by default. But don't worry: you can still scroll. :)