Duplicating Content in PowerPoint 2010 - Microsoft Powerpoint

How to duplicate content in PowerPoint 2010?

PowerPoint is a multi-content program which supports many non-text content types like shapes, charts, pictures, clip arts, SmartArt and multimedia files. While working with the content, sometimes you may have to duplicate the content as part of the presentation development. PowerPoint provides an option to duplicate the non-text content using cutcopy-paste features.

Cut-Paste Procedure

In this procedure, original content will be moved to a different location. When you use the Cut option, you can also create multiple copies so as not to lose the content in the original location. Below steps will make you understand how to work with the cutpaste procedure.

Step 1 − Select the content you want to move. Right-click on it to access the Cut option.

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Step 2 − Now move the cursor to the location where you want the content to be moved and right-click to access the Paste options.

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Step 3 − Select one of the paste options to paste the content.

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Copy-Paste Procedure

This is exactly like the cut-paste procedure except that the original content will be retained in the original location.

Step 1 − Select the content you want to move. Right-click on it to access the Copy option.

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Step 2 − Now move the cursor to the location where you want the content to be moved and right-click to access the Paste options.

Step 3 − Select one of the paste options to paste the content.

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Use Destination Theme option will retain the content as the original content, but it uses the destination location theme settings. Picture option will just paste the content as an image with original settings. Once pasted as a picture you cannot change the parameters of the original content; for example, if you pasted a chart as an image, you cannot edit the data on the chart image.

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