With Confluence, it's easy to create new content from scratch. But oftentimes the content already exists, and it would be more convenient to simply compile that content as a new document, especially for repetitive documents like business proposals or new contracts. 

In this article you’ll learn how to create a document from existing Confluence pages anywhere in your Confluence system.

How to Create a Document from Existing Pages

To create a new document with already existing pages, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Scroll Documents in the Apps section.

  2. In the Document Library, click New document > select Start from scratch.

    Select Start from Scratch option when creating a new document from existing pages.
  3. Add a Document title, the rest of the metadata is optional to define.

  4. Click Next.

  5. In the Organize Page Tree dialog, search for a page you want to add to your document:

    1. Drag and drop the page under the root page of your document.

      A page dragged and dropped into the document
    2. Click on the page icon for the page you just moved over > choose Copy page or Include page depending on what makes most sense for your case.

      Option to include or copy the selected page
    3. Repeat step 5a- 5c for each page you want to add to the document.

    4. Click Prefix and add a prefix to your pages in order to prevent conflicting page titles.
      (info) To keep in mind: The prefix will be a part of the page title, but this will be filtered out if you publish the documentation as a help center or export it to a PDF or Word format.

      Add a prefix to the pages in your document
    5. Click Save when you have added all necessary pages.

Congratulations
You have successfully assembled a document consisting of existing Confluence pages.