Pasting a duplicate


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Pasting a duplicate

InDesign has a Paste in Place command. It's similar to a Clone function, where you select something, copy it, and then it pastes another copy exactly on top of itself. Okay, that's not what this video is about. This video is about Duplicate, and it's a slightly different variation of the theme though. Rather than hitting copy and paste as two separate shortcuts, the Duplicate command just does that in one motion, but also does an offset. So the keyboard shortcut for it is Command+Option+Shift or Ctrl+Alt+Shift on Windows, and then D for duplicate.

You will see that it moves it a certain amount. Now, it's actually remembering the last move, so you may get a slightly different result if you are trying this for the first time. Typically, the default offset is down and to the right a little bit, but you have just learned something interesting here. So I am going to go ahead and delete this object. There is a mouse gesture way to duplicate an object, which I like, and that is to...

Pasting a duplicate
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Pasting a duplicate provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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