Hi All! How do I specify where a copied item is dropped?

When working with Microsoft Visio, if you click on an image/object then press  Ctrl C  to copy it then press Ctrl V to paste it, it has a tendency of pasting the copied image towards the bottom right corner of the original copied image - This is Annoying!

1) Is there a way to change the direction of the copied image/object in relation to the original image/object?
2) if so, how do I get it to paste right next to the original image/object?
Olivier TshimbidiManagement ConsultantAsked:
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:

If you paste with a rightclick instead off ctrl V the object gets copied to the position your mouse is during the rightclick. More influence for position is not possible.

Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Patrick is correct about controlling placement by using right click to paste.

However, there is more to the story. The specific behavior for Ctrl+V depends on which version of Visio you are using.

Visio 2010:
1) Paste to same page and original shape is visible: Ctrl+V always does what you observed: the pasted shape is offset down and to the right of the original.
2) Paste to same page but original shape has been scrolled out of view: Visio scrolls the original shape back onto the screen and then does the same as #1.
3) Paste to a new page: Visio places the new shape in the identical place on the new page that the original occupies on the old page.

Visio 2013/2016: has three distinct behaviors:
1) Paste to same page and original shape is visible: Same as Visio 2010.
2) Paste to same page but original shape has been scrolled out of view: Visio places the new shape in the center of the drawing window.
3) Paste to a new page: Same as Visio 2010.

As an aside, Ctrl+D duplicates a shape and always pastes the new shape below and to the right of the original.

This may be more information that you want, but I figured it would be worth documenting the full behavior here.

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Olivier TshimbidiManagement ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much Gentlemen, much appreciated!
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