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PowerPoint 2003: Duplicating & Deleting Slides

PowerPoint 2003: Duplicating & Deleting Slides

Earlier in this course, we talked about deleting slides in Outline View, but here, in addition to talking about deleting slides in both Normal View and Slide Sorter View, we’re also going to look duplicating slides.

Duplicating Slides

I know you know how to copy & paste text and you probably even know how to copy and paste entire slides. But, what we’re talking about is a QUICK way to duplicate an entire slide.

Duplicating Slides Using the Shortcut Menu
     
  1. Right-click the slide (or object) you want to duplicate in Normal View
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Duplicate Slide from the Shortcut menu
     
Duplicating Slides Using the Keyboard
     
  1. Select the slide (or object) you want to duplicate
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. Press [CTRL]+D
     

REMEMBER – this technique works for more than just slides AND it works on all kinds of graphics in every Office program.

Deleting Slides

Just as with the previous topic – duplicating slides – there are several ways to delete slides. And, you can pick whichever is easiest for you. There is not “best” way to accomplish this task.

Deleting Slides Using the Menu Bar
     
  1. Select the slide (or object) you want to delete in Normal View
     
  2.  
  3. Choose the Edit: Delete Slide from the Menu bar
     
Deleting Slides Using the Shortcut Menu
     
  1. Right-click the slide (or object) you want to duplicate
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Delete Slide from the Shortcut menu
     
Deleting Slides Using the Keyboard
     
  1. Select the slide (or object) you want to delete
      (You can be in Normal View or Slide Sorter View)
     
  2.  
  3. Press [Delete]