Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Created: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:45 am



It’s easy to duplicate shapes by dragging, but while that’s a nice way to duplicate five or ten shapes, it’s not the best way to create ten, twenty, or more copies. We all know that you can press Ctrl+C to copy any shape in PowerPoint to the clipboard, and a resulting Ctrl+V always pastes a copy from the clipboard to the slide — what many people don’t realize is PowerPoint has this almost supernatural keyboard shortcut called Ctrl+D (yes, the D stands for duplicate), and this Ctrl+D shortcut does more than just duplicate; in fact it creates a pattern of evenly-spaced and symmetrical shapes!

Learn how to duplicate shapes using the Ctrl+D command in PowerPoint 2016.

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