Prepare the Screen to Copy Slides from One Presentation to Another
There is no right or wrong way to copy PowerPoint slides to a different presentation. It really just comes down to a preference on the part of the creator of the newest presentation. This article will feature two different methods to copy slides, both methods short and sweet, but they have their different purposes.
To keep things clear in the explanation, the following terms will be used:
- source - The source presentation file contains the slides you wish to copy from.
- destination - The destination presentation file is where the slides will be copied to.
Note - The destination slide show may be one that is already created, but needs these additional slides, or it may be a new presentation entirely.
Get Ready to Copy Slides
- Open both the source and destination presentations if you have not already done so.
- Click on the View tab of the ribbon on whichever presentation is the active one.
- In the Window section of the View ribbon, click on the Arrange All button. This will split the PowerPoint screen into equal windows, so that you can see both presentations at the same time.
- If the Arrange All button does not seem to be visible, it is likely that your PowerPoint window is not at its maximum. Either maximize the window so the Arrange All button can be easily identified, or look to the three stacked buttons in the Window section of the View ribbon. The top button of the stacked buttons is the Arrange All button.
- If you had any other presentations open, the screen will be split into that number of equal windows. If that is the case, you can close any unnecessary open presentation(s) and then use the Arrange All feature once again so that only the required presentations are open.
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