I've got a map template that I've created in the QGIS print composer on page 1. It includes various objects like text boxes, images (north arrow), scalebar and legend. I want to use the same template on page 2, 3 and so on. I've tried to select all the map objects, then copy and past them on to another page. However all objects paste at the position of the cursor, meaning I then have to place them in their proper locations manually, so that is no good.

How can I easily replicate the map design on subsequent pages?


You can use Edit -> "Paste in Place", or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + V. This will place the items on the current page but maintaining their original position relative to the page.


Have you tried just using the duplicate print composer option from the composer drop down?

  • This does appear to be a comment rather than an answer. – nmtoken Mar 2 '18 at 18:32
  • It's a clear answer, if you are familiar with the program. The OP asks How to reuse a layout in the QGIS print composer layout on different pages? You can duplicate any Print Composer and this duplicate includes all the images, labels, layouts, etc that were in the original. – PJ Lightning Mar 3 '18 at 18:57

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