Microsoft Word - Duplicate A Drawing Object Quickly (Word 97/2000/2002/v. X/2003)


Once you've created and formatted a graphic object (such as clip art, WordArt, or a drawing), it's much faster to duplicate that object than it is to create and format another object to match it. Though you can use Word's familiar Copy and Paste features or [Ctrl]-drag ([option]-drag in v. X) to duplicate your graphic objects, there's an even faster way.


  • Click once on the object to select it
  • Press [Ctrl]D ([command]D in v. X) to duplicate it
  • Hold down [Ctrl] ([command] in v. X) and repeatedly press D if you want to create multiple duplicates

If you forget to select the object first, you'll notice that this keyboard shortcut opens the Font dialog box. Also, the object must be located in the drawing layer, not inline, in order for this to work.

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