Duplicating Drawing Objects

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated December 31, 2020)
This tip applies to Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


The objects you create using the Drawing toolbar are made up of two types of objects—text and graphics. Many times you will have a need to duplicate an object in your drawing. You do this by using the Clipboard. All you need to do is select the object (or objects) you wish to duplicate and then copy them to the Clipboard. This is easily done with the Copy command from the Edit menu, or by pressing Ctrl+C. Paste the objects back into your drawing and then move them to the desired position.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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