Copy Slides in PowerPoint 2007 or 2003Copying slides from one PowerPoint presentation to another is a quick and easy task. There are several methods to get slides from one presentation to another, and there is no right or wrong way -- just a preference on the part of the presenter.
This article will take you through the steps, using either copy and paste or a click and drag method.
- Open two presentations.
- original presentation - contains the slides to copy from
- destination presentation - slides will be copied to this presentation - (this may be an existing presentation or a new presentation)
- For PowerPoint 2007 - On the View tab of the ribbon, in the Window section, click on the Arrange All button.
- For PowerPoint 2003 (and earlier) - Choose Window > Arrange All from the main menu.
- For all versions of PowerPoint, choose one of the following methods to copy your slides ~
- Copy and Paste
- Right click on the thumbnail slide to be copied, in the Slides/Outline task pane of the original presentation.
- Choose Copy from the shortcut menu.
- In the destination presentation, right click in a blank area of the Slides/Outline task pane, where you wish to place the copied slide. This can be anywhere in the sequence of slides in the presentation.
- Choose Paste from the shortcut menu.
- Click and Drag
- In the Slides/Outline task pane of the original presentation, click on the thumbnail version of the desired slide.
- Drag the thumbnail slide to the Slides/Outline task pane of the destination presentation in the preferred location for the slide.
- Copy and Paste
- The newly copied slide will take on the design theme (PowerPoint 2007) or design template (PowerPoint 2003) of the second presentation. If you have started a new presentation and have not applied a design theme or design template, the newly copied slide will be on the white background of the default design template
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