Duplicate and move

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I am doing a tutorial and I need to duplicate and move an object across the page.  I thought the Control-D keyboard shortcut was supposed to do this but it is not working for me.  It only nudges it when I click on that command.  I have checked and my Object/Transform says Transform again.  I am using the latest version and Windows.  Can you help?

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To duplicate and move an object hold down the alt (opt) key and drag the object. To constrain its direction add the shift key. If you then press ctrl+D you will create another duplicate object which will be moved the same amount and in the same direction as the first move — that is Transform Again, which also works to repeat rotation, reflection, etc.

 

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Duplicate and move

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I am doing a tutorial and I need to duplicate and move an object across the page.  I thought the Control-D keyboard shortcut was supposed to do this but it is not working for me.  It only nudges it when I click on that command.  I have checked and my Object/Transform says Transform again.  I am using the latest version and Windows.  Can you help?

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Correct answer by tromboniator | Adobe Community Professional

To duplicate and move an object hold down the alt (opt) key and drag the object. To constrain its direction add the shift key. If you then press ctrl+D you will create another duplicate object which will be moved the same amount and in the same direction as the first move — that is Transform Again, which also works to repeat rotation, reflection, etc.

 

Peter

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To duplicate and move an object hold down the alt (opt) key and drag the object. To constrain its direction add the shift key. If you then press ctrl+D you will create another duplicate object which will be moved the same amount and in the same direction as the first move — that is Transform Again, which also works to repeat rotation, reflection, etc.

 

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Got it!  Thanks.

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