Move or copy pages

You can move pages in two ways. By clicking and dragging and dropping. All subpages of all layers are always moved as long as they are attached to the side to be moved. And in the opened and closed state. If you have a lot of subpages and you want to move a page with a lot of subpages, it is often easiest to collapse and then move the subpages.

Click to move

On the right side of the dialog you see an “Move“ area at the top and 4 blue arrows below, all or part of which are grayed out. When they are all grayed out, you have touched a page that cannot be moved further.

Choose in the tree the page you want to move. You can move a page on the same navigation level, so that it takes up a different position. This shifting is always vertical, i.e. upwards or downwards and always along the "string of pearls" along the knot. You use the first two blue arrows pointing up and down for this action. These two arrows are inactive when

  1. You have touched a page that is at the top or bottom of the vertical navigation level. If this navigation level is horizontally arranged on your page, which can be the case with the main level, then this is the case if you have touched the first or the last page of the navigation, i.e. the leftmost or the rightmost page.
  2. You have touched the first subpage. This page is docked on one side to a layer höher and can neither be moved down (thereby it would lose the connection to the „mother side“) nor can it be moved up, because it is the first side of the new sublayer.

Moving to the left or to the right is always a move one layer higher or lower.  Here too, the arrow may become inactive.
The arrow to the left means moving to a layer higher. It is inactive if

  1. You are at the top navigation level, on the far left of the tree. This is the main level and thus the first level at all on which pages are located.

It is active at all other positions. If you move a marked page with this arrow, it will jump out of the previous layer and enter the next free space in the layer above it. If the pages have subpages, these are also moved. All pages in the level where the page was previously located below this page slide up one position, all pages above the page keep their position. In a horizontal navigation this means that all pages to the right of it move one position to the left, all pages to the left of it stay where they were.

The arrow to the right means that you move the page to a level below. If there has never been a layer so deep, you create a new layer with it. This arrow is inactive when

  1. You have reached the last level. If you are already in the 10th level, you cannot create any further levels and therefore cannot move any pages further to the right.
  2. If you select the very first page in the page tree that is on the first level. In order to move a page of the first layer to the second layer, you must be able to attach the moved page to a page on the first layer that is above the page to be moved. However, the top page has no page above it and therefore cannot be moved to the right.
  3. When you click on the first subpage of a page. This page is docked to the mother side of the whole layer and if you move it to the right, it will be in the air and has no mother side to which it can dock.

Moving with the arrows is very easy and very fast. Please note that you always move all connected pages of a selected page, no matter how many layers are attached. If you move a single page that is located several levels lower and has subpages of its own, you must first link the subpages of this page to another "mother page" before you can move the page alone.

Built-in logic

The page manager is programmed to know the level of the page you want to move with the arrow keys. If you move pages up or down on a layer and this layer also has sub-pages, “the page to be moved never slides into the sublayer but is only moved on the current layer. For example, if you have 10 main pages and 7 of them have a total of 50 subpages and you want to move the last page that has no subpage to position 2, that is just 8 clicks per click. Builders who do not have this logic move the page to the sublevel and you will need to make almost 60 clicks before the page is in the right place. With Drag&Drop such actions take place naturally particularly fast.

Moving by Drag&Drop

The above rules also apply to drag and drop. To move a page, click on a page icon (the one with the green icon) and keep the mouse pressed. If the page has subpages, they collapse and a green bordered area appears and you see the name of the page you have touched and a hint below how many subpages you will move with it. Then, with the mouse pressed, move this bordered area and the page tree will make “space“ as soon as you are over an area where you can move the page. You can move the handles to the left, right, up and down. If you drag the area too far to the left, up and down, it jumps to the right place when you release the mouse. If you move the pages to the right and you would create more than 10 layers with this action, a red bordered area appears and warns you that this action is not possible.
You can of course also move folded pages. Or individual pages. In both cases, the green bordered area is not so high, since only the page name of the page is displayed. The number of subpages you will move is not specified for collapsed pages.

Copy pages

You have two options to copy a page.
By the icons in the page tree. Behind each page you will find 4 icons on the far right. The blue icon is used to copy the page. If you move the mouse over the page entries, a light green area is displayed, which extends from the page node to the 4 icons. So you always see exactly which symbols belong to which pages. As soon as you click on the blue icon, the corresponding page is displayed in bold so that you can still check whether you have selected the correct page.
Click on the icon to copy, a dialog opens asking “Should the selected page really be copied?“. Click on Ok to copy the page. An exact copy of the page is created, including all contents and settings. Before the page name “copy of“ is inserted, so you know immediately which page you have now copied. The copied page always remains on the same level as the original page and subpages are not copied with.
By clicking on the symbol on the right outside. Under the arrows that we have already discussed above when moving the topic, there are 5 page symbols. The first 3 symbols allowed you to create single-column, double-column and triple-column new pages. The fourth icon (the double pages in a row) is used to copy pages. Just select the page in the tree you want to copy and click on the icon. The same query dialog appears. The further procedure is as described above.