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Create copy/duplicate of a guide step.

Is there a way I can create a duplicate copy of a guide step? I have a guide where I am using a sort of template for each step. It would be quicker to duplicate the step and change details on the new step. (sort of like a template for the guide step).

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Did you ever figure this out? I have the same question. I have created a step for an inspection guide that I want to duplicate with the same drop downs, text entry, etc., but change the step title for each item.

I’d like to use this same template 15 time in one guide. Seems like a waste of time to have to create the same step every time.

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Hi James and Scott,

Thank you for reaching out with your question. Within Dozuki you can create prerequisite guides for each step (or a group of connected steps) and then duplicate them so you can easily make modifications to the content.

Once you have created your prerequisite guides, you will want to organize the guides in a “container guide” to create the final form of your work instruction or standard operating procedure. This modular approach to content creation is a great way to present a single standard across multiple guides, and any changes made to the prerequisite guides will automatically be updated in the container guides using the prerequisites.

Here is an example of how two similar procedures would be broken down using prerequisites that document the shared and process-specific portions of the procedures.

  • Process A version of Guide
    • Shared Prerequisite 1
    • Process A Specific Prerequisite 1
    • Shared Prerequisite 2
    • Process A Specific Prerequisite 2
    • Shared Prerequisite 3
    • Process A Specific Prerequisite 3
  • Process B version of Guide
    • Shared Prerequisite 1
    • Process B Specific Prerequisite 1
    • Shared Prerequisite 2
    • Process B Specific Prerequisite 2
    • Shared Prerequisite 3
    • Process B Specific Prerequisite 3

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I don't think this exactly answers what I need. This seems like a very messy approach. I think this approach will make a very messy file system of prerequisite guides. I think a guide step template would be a much cleaner approach. It sounds like what I am asking for does not exist. So, I would like to make a feature request where you can define guide step templates. The user would have the option to select a template (if wanted) to apply to a guide step.

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@royaldoyle Absolutely, we have already submitted your feature request for further review. Thank you for your feedback, please feel free to reach out to support@dozuki.com if you would like to discuss this further.

The idea of using prerequisites does require creation of more guides initially, but this approach will help reduce the amount of work that is required to maintain those guides over time or create new guides in the future.

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It would be nice to just have a button in the guide step editor to "Duplicate Step". Then, I can just edit the content in the new step and keep the format.

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