Is there a way to duplicate a document in all locales? Not just the currently selected language

If I hit duplicate on a document it only duplicates the currently selected language.

I have each document translated in many different languages and this is therefor not really saving me any time since the duplicated document is empty in all languages except the currently selected one. The rest of the duplication has to be done manually.

Can anyone confirm if this simply is the case? Or if I am missing something (which I hope!).

Hey Leopold, thanks for reaching out.

You are correct, right now copying a document (with all its content or just with the slice structure and assets) to another locale needs to be one document at a time.

We are working on introducing bulk actions this will allow you to bulk copy documents to another locale. I’m not sure that this will cover your use case entirely but what we can do is mark this as a feature request.

For the moment, and until the Bilk actions feature is released (You can follow the status of new features in our progress page!) you can still bulk duplicate docs, but you'll need to use the Import export feature:

Thanks very much for the reply. Just to make sure we are talking about exactly the same thing.

Example:

  • I have a single document already translated to multiple languages (English, Spanish, German).
  • I am viewing the document in English.
  • I press "Duplicate" (not Copy to another locale).
  • I get a duplicate/copy of the English document, but when I switch to Spanish or German those languages are empty in my newly created copy.

I could imagine the following change:

Either, the default duplicate behavior would be to include all locales - or it would be optional:

Currently it is like this:

Screen Shot 2020-12-17 at 12.41.50

It could be like this:

Screen Shot 2020-12-17 at 12.40.38

Oh ok I understand, so it was 'duplicating' rather than copying. It is still a similar process, for the moment you would still need to go one by one because this newly created copies are considered independent documents.

The example that you gave is a very good one, thanks a lot for putting this up, this kind of examples are great for sharing with the product team. I'll be sure to share this with them

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