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Reuse existing, formatted shapes to save time inserting shape content on your slides.
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When to use
Duplicating and positioning shapes in a presentation.
- Select the shape with the pointer and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D to duplicate it.
- Drag the selected shape with the pointer, hold the Ctrl key and drop the shape to duplicate it.
- Drag the selected shape with the pointer horizontally or vertically, hold the Ctrl and Shift key, and drop the shape to duplicate it in line with the previous shape.
- Drag the selected shape with the pointer horizontally or vertically, hold the Shift key, and drop the shape to move the shape in line with the previous shape.
When you duplicate a shape and move the duplicated shape to a new position, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D will duplicate a new shape that is relative in position to where the last shape was moved to.
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