Creating Intranet Templates: Duplicate. Duplicate.

Duplicate pages and files on your intranet
The duplicate button

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We’re pleased to announce the new “Duplicate” feature in ThoughtFarmer 6.0, which can essentially make a template out of any page or file on your intranet.

There are dozens of reasons you might want to duplicate a page, but here are two scenarios where I find it especially useful:

Agendas for Recurring Meetings

ThoughtFarmer has always been useful for collaborating on meeting agendas and notes (learn more from the real-world use examples on our Helpdesk). But now it’s even easier: go to last week’s meeting, click “Duplicate”, and then make the changes to update the agenda for this week.

Duplicating a meeting agenda
Duplicating a meeting agenda

Proposal Templates

Like many companies, we’re always sending out quotes and proposals. I used to download our Proposal template, “Save as”, make the appropriate changes, then re-upload to ThoughtFarmer. But now I just click “Duplicate” and I give it a new name. Then, using our Direct File Editing (see our blog post on version 6.0’s document management features), I make the appropriate changes. No downloading! No “Save as”! No re-uploading!

We’re sure you’ll find many more ways for Duplicate to save you a bunch of time.

An interesting side note: “Duplicate” was originally called “Clone”. But thanks to the wisdom and informal testing of our UX team, this feature no longer sounds like something out of Star Wars!

To learn more about ThoughtFarmer and how it can help your teams work together better, sign up for a demo with one of our friendly intranet nerds.

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