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Visio 2010 - copying shapes and pasting to a new layer

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I have a series of rectangles with text inside.
I would lke to copy those rectangles and place them in another layer in the same location as the source rectangles. and modify the text inside them.  Unfortunately, every time I attempt to paste the boxes on the new layer, they do NOT appear in the new layer, they wind up in the old (the source) layer.

How can I get another set of rectangles on top of my existing rectangles.
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Hi BT,

You should be able to copy and paste the shapes, then re-assign the new copies to a new layer. I think that the active layer thing is only good for shapes that don't already belong to a layer.

Also, when you paste (using Ctrl + V or the menu), your shapes will be offset slightly, so you'll have to move them back up and to the left. If you paste this way on new pages, the shapes will land in exactly the location they came from. The offset is only when pasting on the same page, so that users don't wonder "what just happened".
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I wish there was a way to turn on and off the offset pasting.  Wouldn't that be nice?

Thanks for your help.
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