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Numerous PDF editing tools have come up with time that helps us make changes to our digital documents, thanks to technology. You can also encrypt the contents of a PDF to keep your precious data away from prying eyes.

However, even with the many nifty tools at your disposal, you might be unable to copy pages from one PDF to another or duplicate pages within the same PDF. Stay tuned to learn how to duplicate PDF pages with some of the best editing tools in the market.

How To Duplicate Pages in PDF With PDFelement

The first method we will discuss to help you copy pages from PDF is Wondershare PDFelement. If you have never heard of this platform, we guarantee you are in for a treat.

One of the most valuable features of its platform is the Organize feature, which allows you to re-arrange the order in which the pages in your PDF appear. This feature also allows you to delete, rotate, split, add, and crop the pages as you see fit.

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Without further ado, let's discuss how to duplicate a page in PDF using Wondershare PDFelement.

Step 1 Launch the platform and select "Open PDF" at the bottom of the page. Select the PDF that contains the page you want to duplicate from your internal storage.

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Step 2 Select the "Page" tab as shown below.

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Step 3 Select the page or pages you want to duplicate.

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Step 4 Press Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V on your keyboard to copy and paste the page(s) you have highlighted.

How To Duplicate a PDF Page With Adobe Acrobat?

Now that you have seen how Wondershare PDFelement works, you might wonder whether there are other alternatives you could try. We can safely say that Adobe Acrobat is an excellent alternative to Wondershare PDFelement to help you duplicate PDF pages from any digital document.

adobe acrobat interface

Below is a detailed guide on how to duplicate a page in PDF using Adobe Acrobat.

Step 1 Launch Adobe Acrobat on your device and open the PDF with the pages you want to duplicate. Click on the "Tools" tab at the top of the page.

adobe acrobat tools icon

Step 2 Click the "Organize" pages in the menu that will appear on your screen.

adobe acrobat organize pages icon

Step 3 Select the thumbnail of the page(s) you want to duplicate. You will notice a blue border around the pages you have selected.

adobe acrobat select page

Step 4 To select multiple consecutive pages, select the first thumbnail and press and hold the "Shift" key on your keyboard to highlight as many pages as you want to duplicate.

Step 5 To select pages that do not appear in the same order in the PDF, highlight the first thumbnail and press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your PC to highlight other pages you want to duplicate if you are using your Mac, press and hold the "Command" key.

Step 6 Look out for the "Enable multiple page selection" option at the bottom of the page to highlight many pages at once. However, this option might not always be available. If you can't find this option, use the guidelines in Steps 4 and 5 to help you highlight pages in your digital document.

Step 7 On your PC, right-click the pages you highlighted and select "Copy" from the shortcut menu. If you are using a Mac, use the "Ctrl+Click" shortcut on your keyboard to reveal the shortcut menu.

adobe acrobat copy pdf page

Step 8 Move your cursor to where you want to duplicate the pages in your PDF and click on the blue bar that appears as shown below.

adobe acrobat copy pdf page position

Step 9 Select "Paste" from the shortcut menu, and your duplicate pages will appear where you had placed the cursor.

adobe acrobat paste pdf page

Step 10 Confirm whether your pages have been duplicated appropriately.

How To Duplicate PDF Pages Online?

Suppose you don't fancy downloading software and desktop apps on your device. Another alternative would be to use online platforms that allow you to work without installing software on your phone or laptop.

Over the years, developers have come up with many online solutions to help users like you edit their digital documents and copy one page from PDF. PDFzorro is an excellent example of an online tool you could use to duplicate PDF pages without downloading software.

Stick around to find out how to duplicate pages in PDF using PDFzorro online tool.

Step 1 Upload the PDF containing the pages you want to duplicate to the online platform. Alternatively, you could drag and drop the digital document to the region, as shown below.

pdfzorro interface

Step 2 Wait a few seconds for the file to load on the platform.

pdfzorro upload pdf

Step 3 Click on Start PDF Editor to begin editing your digital document.

Step 4 Scroll down on the left panel till you find the page you want to duplicate. Click on the page and wait for the platform to open it. Next, click on the "Duplicate" icon.

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Step 5 The tool will copy and duplicate the page you selected. From there, you can download and save the document.

How To Copy One Page From a PDF Into Another PDF

So far, we have discussed how to duplicate PDF pages using three methods. Suppose you want to move one PDF page to another and don't know how. In addition to duplicating pages, Wondershare PDFelement also allows you to copy one page from PDF to another digital document.

Keep reading to learn how to copy a page from PDFusing Wondershare PDFelement.

Step 1 Open the digital document in the platform and click on the "Page" tab.

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Step 2 Click "Insert" and then select "From PDF."

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Step 3 Indicate where you want the page to be inserted in your PDF. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

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If you need more detailed information about copying pages from other PDFs, you can watch the video below:

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People Also Ask

Before we conclude this article, let us answer a few frequently answered questions about duplicating and copying pages in a PDF.

1. How Do I Stop a PDF From Duplicating?

We understand how frustrated you might feel when a PDF duplicates a page you didn't intend to. Wondershare PDFelement is the solution to your predicament because it has a Protect feature that prevents copying of text and any other type of content.

Here is a detailed guide on how to use Wondershare PDFelement to stop a PDF from duplicating.

Step 1 Open the PDF in the platform and select Protect at the top of the page.

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Step 2 Select "Set Password." A dialogue box will appear that allows you to change security settings. You can type a password that users must use to access the content of the digital document, permit printing, and specify whether you want other users to make changes to the PDF.

pdfelement security window

Step 3 Disable copying of text, images, and other content on the PDF by clicking on the checkbox as shown below. Once you are happy with your changes, click "Save" to apply the changes.

pdfelement enable copy option

2. Can I extract pages from PDF?

Another excellent perk of using Wondershare PDFelement is the ability to remove unwanted pages from a PDF. Within a few simple clicks, the pages are gone, and you are left with a polished digital document to share with your colleagues and friends.

Below is a detailed guide on how to use Wondershare PDFelement to extract pages from a PDF.

Step 1 Launch the platform on your device and open the PDF you want to edit by selecting "Open PDF" at the bottom of the page.

Step 2 Select the "Page" menu.

Step 3 Click on "Extract" at the top of the page.

pdfelement extract page icon

Step 4 A pop-up window will appear where you can indicate the pages you want to extract. Alternatively, you can manually select the pages you want to remove by pressing down on the "Crtl" button. Once you are done highlighting the pages, click "OK."

pdfelement extract pages window

Step 5 Navigate to "File," then select "Save" to download a copy of your edited PDF to your device.

3. Why can't I copy and paste from a PDF anymore?

You may not have a problem opening your PDF unless it is encrypted and you don't have the password. However, you might encounter a problem when you try to use the "Copy" function or any keyboard shortcuts that will help you move data from within your digital document.

The reason you are unable to copy data is that the sender shared an access-restricted PDF with you. They probably used a PDF editing tool to restrict other users from copying the data within the file or duplicating pages. The best solution would be to reach out to the person who sent the PDF and request an unencrypted file that allows you to use the "Copy" function.


We can all agree that PDF editing tools are heaven-sent because they allow us to do many things. By the time you are done reading this article, you will be better positioned to extract pages from a PDF, and protect it so other users don't make unnecessary changes and copy pages from one PDF to another.

If you have received an encrypted digital document, you can contact the person who sent it. Once they send a new document that is not encrypted, you can make the necessary changes.

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