Quickly duplicate objects in PowerPoint by using ctrl-click-drag

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Within PowerPoint, there are many ways to duplicate objects including traditional methods like copy and paste.  However, here's a way to quickly duplicate objects without using as many mouse clicks:

  1. Click to select the object that you want to duplicate.
  2. Hover over the object with your mouse and press the CTRL key until you see the plus symbol next to the arrow.
  3. While still pressing the CTRL key, click and drag the object to the new location.