How to Insert Slides from Another Presentation in Powerpoint 2010

If your job requires you to make a lot of Powerpoint presentations about similar topics, then you have probably already created a slideshow or single slide that might be useful in other presentations. But recreating that slide, particularly if it contained a lot of different elements, can be a bit of a hassle. Powerpoint 2010 includes a tool that will allow you to insert slides from another presentation into a Powerpoint 2010 slideshow. This greatly expedites the creation process because it simply pulls the already-existing information from your old presentation. By using the Compare tool in Powerpoint 2010 you will be able to insert your existing slides into your presentation and save yourself some time.


Adding Slides from Another Slideshow in Powerpoint 2010


This tool is extremely helpful when you have an important informational slide that is valuable in more than one presentation. Once the slide is correct in one presentation, you can continuously add it to new slideshows without worrying about spelling mistakes or incorrect information. Additionally, if creating that slide required a lot of legwork that would be difficult to duplicate, you can take advantage of your initial hard work while simultaneously improving your new presentation. Continue reading to learn how to insert slides from another presentation in Powerpoint 2010.


Step 1: Open the Powerpoint 2010 presentation into which you want to insert your existing slides.

Step 2: Click the Review tab at the top of the window.

open the powerpoint 2010 review tab


Step 3: Click the Compare button in the Compare section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

how to insert slides from another presentation in powerpoint 2010


Step 4: Browse to the slideshow containing the slide(s) that you want to insert into your new presentation, then double-click the file to open it. You can even choose to insert all of the slides from that presentation, if you want.

Step 5: Check the box to the left of each slide that you want to insert into your new slideshow. If you want to insert all of the slides, check the box at the top of the list, to the left of All slides inserted at this position.

choose powerpoint slides to insert


Step 6: Adjust the order of your slides, if necessary, by clicking a slide in the preview column at the left side of the window, then dragging it to the desired position. Once you have finished making all of your changes, remember to save the changes that you have made to the file.

Powerpoint also has a helpful utility that will allow you to duplicate individual slides in a slideshow. You can read here to learn more about how to perform that action.

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