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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D

You learned how to duplicate shapes by dragging in an earlier tutorial, 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! Follow these steps to explore for yourself.

Learn how to duplicate shapes using the Ctrl D command in PowerPoint 2013.

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