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Copy Block Elements and Text

You can make copies of text, single elements, and also entire structures in Paligo. This can make it easier and quicker to create content that is similar to content that already exists. Instead of creating the content from scratch, you can make a copy and then edit the copy to meet your requirements. This is similar to how you might work in word processors and text editors.

But Paligo also has content reuse features, where you can reuse the same piece of content (block element) wherever you need it. So before you start copying your content, you should consider which approach is best for you, copying or content reuse. If you intend to have the exact same content in multiple places, it is usually better to reuse the content rather than make copies. To find out more, see Content Reuse.

To learn how to make copies of your content, see:

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts for copying and inserting content:





Copy (element)

Copies the selected element.

Alt C

Option ⌥ C

Copy (text)

Copies the highlighted text, not the entire element.

Ctrl C

Command ⌘ C

Cut (element)

Removes the selected element and copies it to the clipboard.

Alt X

Option ⌥ X

Cut (text)

Removes the highlighted text, not the entire element, and copies it to the clipboard.

Ctrl X

Command ⌘ X


Inserts a copy as a new element, with its own ID.

Alt V

Option ⌥ V

Insert as reuse

Inserts copy as a reused element.

Any changes you make to the "copy" will also affect the original as they have the same ID.

Alt Shift V

Option ⌥ Shift ⇧ V

To copy parts of the text inside an element, such as words in a paragraph, select the words and use a keyboard shortcut to copy and paste.

  • On Windows, use Ctrl and C to copy and Ctrl and V to insert.

  • On Mac, use Command ⌘ and C and Command ⌘ and V.

When you copy text, there is no reuse. Reuse only applies when you copy an entire element.