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I'm new to PowerPoint, and I've learned that I can insert a new blank slide with Ctrl-M, which is helpful. But it seems there ought to be a simple way to insert a new slide that is a copy of the current slide?

Often I want several consecutive slides to simply add a little more text, so that the audience stays focused on the topic I'm speaking about, which leads me to trying to copy entire slides. But copying a slide that involves multiple 'boxes' seems awkward, as the usual copy shortcuts just grab the text in a single box.

What is the right way to accomplish this? How do you copy an entire slide?

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In PPT 2007: Alt + H I D (Home | Insert | Duplicate slide)

Pretty sure it works the same in PPT 2010.

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It does indeed. –  Rune Jacobsen Sep 8 '12 at 7:58

Select the slide you wish to copy and press Ctrl + D.

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right-clicking wouldn't be a "keyboard shortcut" ;) ...unless you have the context-menu soft key on your keyboard –  warren Aug 4 '11 at 17:51
too much knowledge is a dangerous thing? ;) –  TookTheRook Aug 4 '11 at 17:57
@warren makes a good point. I'll accept this answer at the end of the day if no better solution arrives. But in the worse case, this does the job well enough. –  Eric Wilson Aug 4 '11 at 17:58

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