How to Duplicate a CC Library
I use InDesign’s CC Libraries feature all the time to keep assets for specific project assets organized and shareable. Today I had a CC library populated with a bunch of swatches and objects and I decided that it would be helpful to duplicate this library and use it as the starting point for a second library.
But a quick look at the CC Libraries panel menu revealed that there isn’t an option to duplicate a library. But there is a roundabout way to do this. To begin, choose View on Website from the CC Libraries panel menu.
This will display a web view of each of your libraries. Locate the library you want to duplicate, and click on the drop down menu for that library.
Choose Copy from the drop down menu.
Click Confirm when you are prompted.
Return to InDesign, and you will see that you now have two libraries with the same name in your Libraries panel. Select one of them, and choose Rename from the CC Libraries panel menu.
Once you’ve duplicated a library, the two libraries are completely independent of each other. You can add, delete, or rename objects in one library without affecting the other. Remember, library items count towards your storage quota that you are allowed as part of your Creative Cloud subscription.