Just as you can create a copy of an individual page, you can also create a copy of a document. When you need to duplicate the content of a document, copying is the simplest way to do so.

You can create a copy of a document in the same space or in another space and begin working from the copy.

Create a Copy

  1. From the Document Library, click the actions menu ••• on a document and select Copy. The Copy document dialog displays.

Step 1: Select a location

  1. Pick a location for your copy by selecting the Confluence Space and then the Parent page.

  2. Click Next.

Step 2: Name your document

  1. By default, the title of the document is “Copy of” then the title of the document parent page. You can also give your document a unique name.

  2. By default, the document prefix is “Copy of”, which all page titles of the document will inherit. You can also choose to customize the prefix. When you customize the prefix, you'll see a dynamic preview of the copy's new title in the dialog.

  3. Optionally, if you choose to set custom restrictions:

    1. Click Next.

    2. Set the desired restrictions.

  4. Click Copy.

The new copy appears in the Overview of the space you selected.

Copy and Replace an Existing Document 

If you're copying a document to another space where a copy of the same root document already exists, you'll have the option to replace the existing document. This approach is useful for teams who use the copy functionality as a method of publishing their finalized document to a public space to be accessed by their users or team.

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  1. From the Document Library, click the actions menu ••• in the right corner and select Copy. The Copy document dialog displays.

Copy document

  1. If you try to copy a document that you have copied before, you will get a choice to either create a fresh copy, or replace an existing copy. Select Replace.

  2. Click Next.

Step 1: Select existing copies

  1. Select the document that you want to replace.

Step 2: Name the document

  1. By default, the title of the document is “Copy of” then the title of the document parent page. You can also give your document a unique name.

  2. By default, the document prefix is “Copy of”, which all page titles of the document will inherit. You can also choose to customize the prefix. When you customize the prefix, you'll see a dynamic preview of the Copy's new title in the dialog.

  3. Optionally, if you choose to set custom restrictions:

    1. Click Next.

    2. Set the desired restrictions.

  4. Click Copy.

What Gets Copied?

When copying a document, some details are included on with the new copy, and some are not:

Element

Included

Document content

Yes

Page attachments or images within the document

Yes

Summary

Yes

Labels

Yes

Versions

No

Created by

Transfers to the creator of the Copy

Contributors

No