Duplicate documents within a library

In an AODocs library, you can duplicate (copy) a document with its properties, attachments, relations, description and permissions. Only the last version of a document is duplicated with the same version name and description. The workflow state is reset in the copied document.

You can copy documents if you are:

  • defined as a document creator in the document class (Secured Folders and Document Management libraries only) – learn more: manage document creators
  • contributor on the parent folder if the permissions are inherited from folders (typically in Team Folders)

Learn more: Configure inherited permissions on document classes

Note: You can also create a document by copy from within an existing document.

1. Open the document you want to copy.

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2. Open the More actions menu and select Duplicate.

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3. When the copy is complete, a message appears at the bottom of the screen. Press Open copied document

In the copied document:

  • the name is Copy of [Name of original document] 
  • the properties, attachments, relations, descriptions and permissions are copied from the original document – you can press the Edit button to modify them 
  • the workflow state is reset 
  • only the last version of a document is copied with the same version name and description

Note: The attachments of the copied document are copies of the original attachment, so have different URLs even though they have the same name.

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