The Articulate Quizmaker clipboard lets you cut, copy, paste, and duplicate content. There's also a handy feature, called the Format Painter, that quickly applies attributes from one object to another. In this tutorial, we’ll get acquainted with Quizmaker’s clipboard tools.

Cut

You can cut text, objects, or even whole slides out of your quiz. The options are different, depending on your view.

Slide View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X.
  • Or, right-click the selected text, object(s), or slide(s), and then choose Cut.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Cut.

Form View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X.
  • Or, right-click the selected text or slide(s), and then choose Cut.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Cut.

Question List View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+X.
  • Or, right-click the selected slide(s), and then choose Cut.

Copy

To copy text, objects, or slides, do any of the following, depending on your view.

Slide View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.
  • Or, right-click the selected text, object(s), or slide(s), and then choose Copy.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Copy.

Form View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.
  • Or, right-click the selected text or slide(s), and then choose Copy.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Copy.

Question List View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C.
  • Or, right-click the selected slide(s), and then choose Copy.

Paste

To paste text, objects, or slides, do any of the following, depending on your view. Tip: If you're copying and pasting entire slides, the new slides will appear after the slide that's currently selected.

Slide View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.
  • Or, if you're working with text or objects, right-click anywhere in the slide workspace, and choose Paste. If you're working with slides, right-click a slide in the left navigation pane, and choose Paste.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Paste. If you want to apply the destination theme to your pasted object rather than keeping its source formatting, click the drop-down arrow below the Paste button, and select Use Destination Theme. If you're working with text and you just want to paste the text without any formatting, click the drop-down arrow below the Paste button, and select Keep Text Only.

Form View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.
  • Or, if you're working with text, right-click in the field where you want your text to appear, and then choose Paste. If you're working with slides, right-click a slide in the left navigation pane, and choose Paste.
  • Or, go to the Home tab, and click Paste.

Question List View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.
  • Or, right-click a slide in the list, and then choose Paste. (If you right-click in the open area beneath your question list, the new slide(s) will be pasted to the end of the list.)

Duplicate

You can duplicate objects or even whole slides in your quiz. The options are different, depending on your view.

Slide View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D.
  • Or, right-click one or more slides in the left navigation pane, and then choose Duplicate. (A right-click option isn't available for objects on a slide.)
  • Or, go to the Home tab, click the drop-down arrow beside Copy, and choose Duplicate.

Form View:

  • Select one or more slides in the left navigation pane, and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D.
  • Or, right-click one or more slides in the left navigation pane, and then choose Duplicate.

Question List View:

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+D.
  • Or, right-click one or more slides, and then choose Duplicate Question.

Format Painter

In Slide View, the clipboard includes a special feature called the Format Painter. It lets you quickly copy formatting from one object to another, including text formatting, fill, outline, shadow, and other effects. Here's how:

  1. Select the object whose formatting you want to copy.
  2. Go to the Home tab, and click the Format Painter button. Your cursor will change into an arrow with a paintbrush to let you know that the Format Painter is active.
  3. Now click the item to which you want to apply the copied formatting. The formatting gets copied, and the Format Painter automatically turns off.

Tip: When you double-click the Format Painter button, it'll remain active until you turn it off. This lets you apply the same formatting to multiple objects. To turn the Format Painter off, just click the Format Painter button again, or press the Esc key on your keyboard.