How to duplicate (copy) existing control on Access form.

Prior to Access 2007, it was possible to right click on a control on an Access form while in design mode and select 'duplicate' to create a copy of that control just below the existing control.  

This functionality is no longer present.  I can't even seem to find a way to copy and paste a control.

Very frustrating!  What am I missing?
Skip HouseConsultantAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I can select the control and press Ctrl C + Ctrl V, and Access will create a copy of the control just below the existing control.
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Skip HouseConsultantAuthor Commented:
I'm currently working with 2010 and that doesn't work.  

In my case I'm working with a blank, newly created form.  I added a check box control.  I can select the check box and right click on it to get a popup menu which gives me the option of copy among others.  Selecting that, then moving the focus to another part of the form, right clicking again and no paste option.

Similarly Ctrl C and Ctrl V do nothing as well.

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Skip HouseConsultantAuthor Commented:
Just to be clear; the paste option is present in both the popup menus, but the paste option is grayed out in both cases.

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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
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How are you viewing the form?

When I copy a control when in Layout view I can't paste it but when in Design View I can.
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Skip HouseConsultantAuthor Commented:
Bingo!! I was using layout view which I've been using for ages.  

Thanks,
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
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I think I was the same when I started using Access 2010, still not used to the Layout View to be honest.
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Changing view was the solution.
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