How to Duplicate a Page in Word

Ways to easily copy a page in Word

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If you've ever been in a situation where you need to know how to duplicate a page in word, it's nice to know you can do it quickly and easily. If you just need to copy one page in Microsoft Word and place it somewhere in the same document or another document, the process is simple. However, there are also ways to duplicate multiple pages, or even copy and reorganize pages in a document.

How to Copy a Page in Word

Duplicating a single page in word is as simple as copying a page, then inserting it elsewhere in your document.

  1. Using the mouse, highlight all of the text in the page you want to duplicate.

    Screenshot of highlighting a page in Word

    If there are blank spaces at the end of the page, make usre to highlight those as well.

  2. Press Ctrl+C to copy the highlighted text on the page.

  3. Select Insert > Blank Page. This will add a blank page to the end of your Word document.

    Screenshot of adding a blank page to a Word document
  4. Now, place the cursor in the document where you want the duplicated page to go. For example if you want the duplicated page to become the second page of the document, place the mouse cursor at the top of the second page and press Ctrl+V to paste the page. This will insert the duplicated page into the second page of the document, and push the second page over to the third page.

    Screenshot of pasting a duplicated page into Word

If you prefer to paste the duplicated page at the end, just place the cursor at the top of the blank page and press Ctrl+V.

How to Duplicate a Page in Word Using Macros

If you need to duplicate more than one page in Word, you can automate the process by creating a macro in Word.

Using a macro like this for multiple duplicate pages is perfect for a document where you've created a form or some templatized document you need to duplicate across many multiple pages.

  1. With the word document containing the page you want to duplicate open, select View > Macros > View Macros.

    Screenshot of viewing macros in Word
  2. In the Macros window, type the name of the macro and select Create.

    Screenshot of creating a macro in Word
  3. In the code window, paste the following code:

    Page = InputBox("Enter the Page to Duplicate")
    Count = InputBox("Enter Number of times to duplicate")
    With Selection
    .GoTo wdGoToPage, wdGoToAbsolute, Page
    .Bookmarks("\Page").Range.Copy
    For i = 1 To Count: .Paste: Next
    End With
  4. Select the save icon and close the code window. Back in the document window, select View > Macro > View Macros.

    Screenshot of viewing macros in Word
  5. In the Macros window, select Run to initiate the macro.

    Screenshot of running a Macro in Excel
  6. The script will ask what page to duplicate, and how many times to duplicate it.

    Screenshot of script prompts
  7. This script will duplicate the page you've selected the number of times you've selected. The duplicate pages will be appended at the end of the document.

    Screenshot of duplicate pages

How to Duplicate a Page in Word with a PDF Editor

If you're more interested in duplicating individual pages in your final printed document, PDF editors usually provide more flexibility.

By converting your Word document to a PDF, you can easily duplicate pages using most popular PDF editors.

For this tutorial, PDF Element Pro was used.

  1. Select File > Save As, and change the file type to PDF. Name the file whatever you wish.

    Screenshot of saving a Word document to PDF
  2. Open the PDF file using your favorite PDF editor. Most PDF editors have a thumbnail view, where you can see a thumbnail of each page of the document. Right-click the thumbnail of the page you want to duplicate and select Copy.

    Screenshot of copying a page in a PDF document

    

  3. Scroll to the section of the document where you want to insert the duplicated page. Right-click the page where you'd like to insert the page after, and select Paste.

    Screenshot of pasting a page in a PDF document
  4. This will insert the duplicated page at that point in the document.

Some PDF editors may ask if you want to paste the page before or after the page you currently have selected.