How to Copy All in MS Publisher

By Amy Dombrower

Microsoft Publisher is included as part of Microsoft Office (certain suites), and is a multipurpose desktop publishing program. You can use it to create a variety of documents, such as websites, printed newsletters, brochures and flyers. In multipage documents, you can save yourself a lot of time by copying repeated content onto different pages. To do so, you can select all and copy/paste where you need to. Publisher also has other useful features, such as copying multiple objects at once, and copying and pasting a whole page.

Select and Copy All

Step 1

Open a Microsoft Publisher document.

Step 2

Select all the object on the page by pressing "Ctrl+A." This will select all the text boxes, images and graphics you have in the document. If your cursor is in a text box, however, Publisher will select all the text in one story.

Step 3

Right-click the object. Click "Copy." You also can use the "Ctrl+C" keyboard shortcut.

Step 4

Right-click where you want to place the objects, and click "Paste."

Select and Copy All manually

Step 1

Hold down "Shift."

Step 2

Click all the objects in the document.

Step 3

Right-click the objects. Click "Copy."

Step 4

Right-click where you want to place the objects, and click "Paste."

Copy a page

Step 1

Place your cursor in a publication where you want to copy a whole page.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" menu. Click "Page."

Step 3

Select "Duplicate All Objects on Page." Enter the page number that you want to copy. Click "OK."