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PowerPoint 2007: Inserting Slides from Other Presentations

PowerPoint 2007: Inserting Slides from Other Presentations

While it may sound like a difficult task, inserting slides from other presentations is really as easy as copy & paste or even drag and drop. You just need to know how to arrange your windows for optimum performance.

After all, if you’ve created something similar for one presentation, there’s no reason to re-create it just for another.

Arranging your PowerPoint Windows

     
  1. Open the presentation that contains the slide(s) you want to copy
     
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  3. Choose Slide Sorter view in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
     
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  5. Open the presentation that you will be copying to
     
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  7. Choose Slide Sorter view in the Presentation Views group on the View tab
     
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  9.   Choose the Arrange All command in the Window group on the View tab
     

Inserting Slides Using the Ribbon

     
  1. Follow the steps above for arranging your PowerPoint Windows
     
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  3. Select any slides in the presentation that contains the slide(s) you want to copy
      (You can select multiple slides by holding the [SHIFT] key while selecting slides)
     
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  5. Choose the Copy command in the Clipboard group on the Home tab
     
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  7. Click the Title Bar of the presentation that you will be copying to
     
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  9. Choose the Paste command in the Clipboard group on the Home tab
     

Inserting Slides Using the Shortcut Menu

     
  1. Follow the steps above for arranging your PowerPoint Windows
     
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  3. Select any slides in the presentation that contains the slide(s) you want to copy
      (You can select multiple slides by holding the [SHIFT] key while selecting slides)
     
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  5. Right-click any of the selected slides
     
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  7. Choose Copy from the Shortcut Menu
     
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  9. Click the Title Bar of the presentation that you will be copying to
     
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  11. Right-click anywhere in Slide Sorter view
     
  12.  
  13. Choose Paste from the Shortcut Menu
     

Inserting Slides Using Drag & Drop

     
  1. Follow the steps above for arranging your PowerPoint Windows
     
  2.  
  3. Select any slides in the presentation that contains the slide(s) you want to copy
      (You can select multiple slides by holding the [SHIFT] key while selecting slides)
     
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  5. Using your left mouse button, drag and drop the slides from one presentation to the other