Duplicating shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint

To duplicate shapes in PowerPoint:

  1. Draw the first shape and format it as required.
  2. Press Ctrl + D.
  3. Repeat for as many shapes as required.

If you want to create a different shape but with the same proportions as the original shape,

In PowerPoint 2003 or earlier:

  1. Duplicate the shape as above.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw – Change Shape and select your required shape.

In PowerPoint 2007,  PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013:

  1. Duplicate the shape as above.
  2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, click the Edit Shape dropdown, click Change Shape and choose your required shape.

Find out more about our Microsoft PowerPoint training London, UK, or our Microsoft PowerPoint training Sydney, Australia.


About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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