Using the 24 Item Clipboard Menu in PowerPoint

Storing multiple images or blurbs of text temporarily so you can paste them in various locations within a PowerPoint slideshow can be a huge time-saver! Most people think that the Clipboard holds just one item … the last item copied. A little-known or forgotten feature, found in all MS Office applications, is the Clipboard that holds up to 24 items.

To activate the multi-Clipboard in PowerPoint, select the launcher from the Clipboard group in the Home ribbon. powerpoint-shortcut-clipboard

Now you are ready to copy items into the Clipboard.

As you select and copy text, images or pictures, they appear in the Clipboard. In other words, PowerPoint will display a list of all items currently available in the Clipboard. To paste an item into your slide, position the cursor in the desired location within your slide, and left-click on the desired item to paste from the Clipboard.

To clear the Clipboard, select Clear All.

To clear one item in the Clipboard, right-click on the item and select Delete.

About Paul Unger

Paul J. Unger is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, LLC, a nationwide company providing continuing legal education, legal technology consulting, and training. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Prior to forming Affinity, Paul was vice president of a Columbus-based technology consulting firm. Mr. Unger spent five years at Clark, Perdue, Roberts & Scott Co., L.P.A., limiting his practice to civil litigation. He specializes in technology consulting and audits, writing legal-specific technology books & manuals, trial presentation & litigation support, document management software, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software speaking & training for law firms and legal departments throughout the United States. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for 300+ cases. Mr. Unger is a member of The American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Ohio Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice. He is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and served as Chairman of ABA TECHSHOW 2011 – 25th Year Anniversary. He is also an Adjunct Professor for Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program. Paul is a national speaker and frequent lecturer for CLE programs. He is the co-author of Adobe Acrobat for Law Firms, PowerPoint for Legal Professionals, and co-author of Microsoft Word for Legal Professionals, all manuals designed to maximize the use of legal-specific features. Mr. Unger is a 1994 graduate of Capital University Law School.

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