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Moving or Copying Content

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Copying several content elements at once

When one of the clipboards is checked you will get check boxes to the left of the content elements for this page.  Check the ones you wish to copy.

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Then click the "Transfer the selection of records to clipboard" icon at the top of the checkboxes.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Typo3 defaults to "Move Elements" in the clipboard.  It will retain "Move Elements" until you have transfered the elements you wish to copy to the clipboard and it will revert back to "Move Elements" if you move from one clipboard panel to another.  To ensure that "Copy Elements" is on, click the pages you wish to copy and click the "Transfer the selection of records to clipboard" icon.  Then change the "Move Elements" to "Copy Elements".  If you do not do it after you transfer the records to the clipboard it may change back to "Move Elements".  

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If you do happen to move them by mistake, they are easy to copy back.

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Pasting content into an existing page.

Then go to the List view of the page that you want to copy these to.  

If that page  has no content already on it, the paste button will be in the gray header above where the list displays.

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If the page already has content the paste icon will be in the gray header above the pagecontent area as well as after each existing content element.  You can past all of the elements in the clipboard at the top, after one or after all of the existing content elements.

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Pasting content into an existing subpage of the current page.

If the page you are currently on has subpages, you can also past the contents of the clipboard onto any or all of them by clicking the insert icon next to the page name in the list.

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Moving content elements

To Move content elements follow the steps above but do not change the clipboard menu to "Copy Elements".  Leave it on "Move Elements".  

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Again if you move them to the wrong place, it is very easy to move them back.

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Using the clipboard's panels

You can also use the clipboard's panels to assist in organizing what you are gathering then copying/moving.

Say you have content from two pages that you want to insert onto a third.  You can place the content from one page into one of the clipboard's panels.

Then you can place the content from the second page into one of the other panels

Now you can go to a page and paste in the contents from both panels.  NOTE: remember to change the "Move elements " to "Copy elements" if you are copying.  Typo3 may revert back to it's default of "Move elements".  

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Now click on Clipboard #2 (or what ever panel has the second set of files) and you can paste this into the same page.

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