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Is there a way to force Power Point to paste copied objects exactly on top of the original object?

The auto-displacement a little down and to the right is very frustrating.

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It usually displaces it two clicks to the right and two clicks down. Is it so hard to press ↑↑←←? – nhinkle Dec 15 '10 at 4:33
why should I have to? I don't want it there – Andrew Heath Dec 15 '10 at 5:20
I don't appreciate your editing my post. Are there any other applications that offset copy-pasting? And I think I'm allowed to be "aggressive" so long as it doesn't impede the message. We aren't robots. – Andrew Heath Dec 15 '10 at 5:22
It was edited because this site is not a discussion forum or chat place. The idea is that in the future, people will see a question that matches their own, and find an answer that solves their problem. You want to chat, rant or be aggressive, go find a forum. – Cylindric May 7 '14 at 13:40
nhinkle, really? For me it's more like ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←←← – foobarbecue Apr 3 '15 at 22:35
up vote -3 down vote accepted

I do not know of any way to change this, but there are alternatives to powerpoint. Open office does not do that.

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Open office does not have the grow / shrink animation. – Tim Dec 28 '15 at 22:15

I still haven't find a real solution to this annoying "feature". The best workaround I've found is:

  • Duplicate the object pressing Ctrl+Shift and move it a little bit to duplicate, then re-align it on top of the previous object.
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If you only need one copy, you can Copy the object with Ctrl + C, hit an arrow key once then paste with Ctrl + V.

Now it is offset by just 1 arrow hit, not 22.

If you want more than one, hit the arrow key each time after pasting.

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