Solved How to copy shapes in MS Word

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November 5, 2019 at 04:14:10
Specs: windows 10, 2.3/8
I am making a checklist of chores that I need to do around my house so I need several boxes placed in a word.doc. I made one box using Insert > Shapes and then changed the fill and outline as needed. I placed this one box in the appropriate location on the doc and then tried to use Copy and Paste to make additional copies but was unsuccessfully. Is there a way to copy the box to make multiple copies or do I need to create each new box individually?

Thank you.
Brian W


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#1
November 5, 2019 at 04:50:45
There are choices of different pasting methods that apply to text.
There might be choices that apply to shapes, too. In Office 2010,
the pasting choices appear near the left end of the ribbon in one
of the first tabs (probably "Home".). You can also go into the
options settings and set the choices to appear in a pop-up
whenever you paste something.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
November 5, 2019 at 05:07:11
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In Word 2011 (Mac Office version) to cpu a given shape all one needs to do is:

right click on the shape, select copy,

then on the page required right click and select paste.

Can repeat the paste as many times as desired.

Each shape can be independently positioned afterwards.


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#3
November 5, 2019 at 07:42:15
I haven't tried anything yet, but I had another thought:

To select a textbox for some purposes, I can click anywhere
inside it, but for other purposes, I have to click on the outside
boundary. You may just need to click on the boundary.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



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#4
November 7, 2019 at 06:45:09
Dear Jeff,

Thank you for your assistance.

Brian W


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#5
November 7, 2019 at 06:45:58
Trvir,

Thank you for your assistance.

Brian W


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