How to Copy and Paste in CorelDRAW

One of the most critical functions in CorelDRAW is copy and paste. CorelDRAW 2021 provides you with a couple of ways to copy and paste an object or text, depending on your desired outcome.

Copy or Cut in CorelDRAW

Copy and cut are similar functions with a key difference. While copy keeps the original object in place, the cut option will delete the original object. Both functions copy the object to your clipboard. Follow these steps to copy or cut in CorelDRAW:

  1. Right-click on the object and choose Copy or Cut.

    Copy or cut in CorelDRAW
    Right-click on the object and choose Copy or Cut
  2. You can use keyboard shortcuts, as well. Select the object with your mouse, and press Ctrl + C (or Command + C) to copy an object or Ctrl + X (or Command + X) to cut an object.
  3. You can also select your object with the mouse and then go to Edit > Copy or Edit > Cut.

    Copy or cut in CorelDRAW Edit
    Go to Edit > Copy or Edit > Cut.

Paste in CorelDRAW

By default, CorelDRAW will paste objects in the same place where the original objects were.

  1. To paste your copy or cut, right-click where you wish to paste your object and select Paste in View. If you select Paste, it will paste the object where the original object is.

    Paste in CorelDRAW
    Right-click on a blank space and choose Paste in View or Paste.
  2. You can use keyboard shortcuts, as well. Once the object is copied or cut, press Ctrl + V (or Command + V) to paste the object over the original, or Ctrl + Shift + V (or Command + Shift + V) to paste the object where your cursor is. If you select your object with the mouse and press the + button on your keyboard, it will duplicate the object.
  3. You can also go to Edit > Paste or Edit > Paste in View.

    Paste in CorelDRAW Edit
    Go to Edit > Paste or Edit > Paste in View.

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