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What is the difference between linked pages and copied pages?

Last Updated: Jun 06, 2012  |  1213 Views
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Linked Pages

Copied Pages

What is it?

Linking creates a connection between the original (parent) page and linked (child) page so that if content is updated in the original (parent) page then those updates cascade down to all linked (child) page. Copying creates a straight copy of the content, similar to the concept of a photocopy.
There is no connection between the original page and the copied page.


A coworker, would like to reuse your 'Library Resources' page on his 'Doing Scholarly Research' guide. If they wanted to use 'Library Resources' as is, without making any changes and they wanted all changes to the original to cascade down to his linked page, then using the linked page functionality would be most appropriate.

Please Note: You can only link-to pages within your own system! You cannot link to pages inside another institution's system.

A coworker really likes the layout of your 'News Resources' page and wants to use your layout in a new a guide.

Your coworker wants to be able to change the content within the page but wants to keep the same structure and layout. By copying your page, they can make as many changes as they want!

How does it work?

Your coworker can't edit the contents of that page -only the page title.

If you update 'Library Resources' on your guide with newer links/images/etc > these updates are reflected on your coworker's guide.

If you delete this page > it is deleted on your coworker's guide too! (But don't worry, we let you know when you are deleting linked content)

Your coworker can edit their copy of your page any way they see fit!

If you make changes to your page, it will not reflect on your coworker's copy. The pages are not connected.

If you delete your page, it will not delete your coworker's copy. The pages are not connected.

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