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How to copy, paste, and duplicate canvases as well as copy elements on a canvas in Showit

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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

If you wish to copy and paste something in your site design there are a few options.


For items such as text, images, icons, and simple shapes you will want to select the element layer on the canvas, click the three dots and choose duplicate. You can then drag that element to a new canvas in the left sidebar if you wish to put it on a canvas other than the one it was duplicated on. You can also use keyboard shortcuts Command + C & Command + V to copy and paste elements inside of Showit.


You can easily duplicate a page by clicking on the three dots to the right of the page's name, then choosing the Duplicate option in the drop down menu.


You can also copy and paste canvases from one page to another in your design. In this example, we show you how to add the menu canvas from the home page to a new page in your site. You can also check out our site canvas feature for this function.

First click to select the canvas you wish to copy, click the three dots to the right of the canvas, and then choose Copy from the menu.

Next, go to the page you wish to paste the canvas to in the site tab, then click to the page tab once you have the page selected. Click the three dots to the right of the page you wish to paste your canvas into and choose paste.

The canvas will be added to the bottom of the page, so to reorder it, simply drag the canvas where you wish it to appear in the left sidebar.

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You can also copy and paste the format of elements within your Showit site!

There you have it, now you are a copy and paste pro in Showit!

If you haven't visited our learning hub we highly suggest starting there to build the foundational knowledge you need to launch the site of your dreams with Showit!

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