Manage Content Areas is a very useful tool to help you in copying content from one page to many pages. It allows the user to select from copying by Reference or by Value.
Copying by Reference means that whatever is copied and pasted only needs to be changed in the future on one page and it will change the same information on all other pages that were pasted by Reference.
Copying by Value means that the item or items copied and pasted are only copied and pasted. So if a user makes a change on one page with the same information, then that change will not affect the other pages with the same information.
So, with that explanation you may still be scratching your head! If you go to Manage Content Areas you'll notice that the first item is a drop down with the list of pages on your site and next to it is a drop down with the different content areas if you have them. To copy information from one page to many, select that page from the drop down, then select the content area that you wish to copy and click Select. Next you'll want to expand the pages below the drop downs to paste the information onto those pages. Next, check the checkbox for the pages you want to copy to and select from the drop down whether you want to Copy By Reference or Value. Once finished click Apply at the bottom.
This feature works wonderfully for header graphics if you have the same ones on all pages, or footer text when you first set up your pages, or if you have a content area under your navigation bar you can mass copy/paste using this feature.
A word of caution, however, if you copy main content areas to other pages, then you could very well have fifteen pages that all have the same information on them. :) This feature does not copy certain frames but entire content areas.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post messages here or visit Live Support.
Olivia E Guerrero
Project Manager Assistant