How to duplicate shapes by dragging in PowerPoint 2010

When you design a PowerPoint presentations, shapes can take a great role to design diagrams and graphics in PowerPoint. For example, using shapes you can say in a single image more than 1000 words and in fact using shapes and images is a good way to keep your presentation more visual instead of using full paragraphs of text.

And PowerPoint comes with some nice features that helps to work with shapes, create more shapes, intersect or apply other group operations, but also copying and duplicating shapes.

Here we will see a way to duplicate shapes by dragging. This way, you can just select the original shape, press CTRL key.

Moreover, if you want to keep it aligned with the original shape you need to hold SHIFT key + CTRL key, then try to move it horizontally or vertically and the duplicated shape will remain in the same column or row.

Duplicating shapes in PowerPoint can be really helpful if you are in the process of creating a diagram or PowerPoint template for your business. You can also use this technique to duplicate images and other graphics in PowerPoint slides, or to make concept slides in PowerPoint.