PowerPoint Tip – Quickly Create Duplicate Shapes
It’s May, we’re still in lock down, but we’re still here, so enjoy this ‘Keep it Simple’ tip.
This month it is a PowerPoint tip that will show you how to quickly (and very cleverly) create duplicate shapes.
You can view the video or follow the step-by-step shown underneath.
Enjoy and remember: Please Stay Safe and Keep it Simple!
- Today, we’re looking at PowerPoint and I’ve got a fabulous tip to speed up recreating a shape – over and over!
- I’ll start by going to the Drawing Tools on the Home tab – and selecting the right-facing Arrow.
- I’ll draw it out onto the slide – then move it up so that it is positioned at the centre point.
- Any formatting that you want to do too the shape – should be done now.
- I’ll put on an orange colour – and from Shape Effects – I’ll choose Bevel.
- Also – put in any text.
- I’ll type: ‘Step 1’
That’s my shape done, and what I want now – is to have another 5 of these – going across the slide – so that it will say: Step 1, Step 2 etc.
- Select the shape.
- Hold down CTRL on the keyboard and press the letter D – once – to create a Duplicate.
- Grab the duplicated shape and position it to the right of the first shape – using the guides on the slide to line it up.
- Once that is done – the important thing is: Do NOT DE-SELECT the Shape!
- Press CTRL + D – once – twice – three times – and four times!
- By NOT de-selecting – it was able to duplicate the shape – AND – its position – AND its spacing!
How fab is that!
- Now, all that remains is to change the step number – in each of the arrows – then the whole row is done!
Thank you for watching and I’ll be back with another useful ‘Keep it Simple‘ tip – next month!