Copy and move Slides
You can copy, move or delete different consecutive or non-adjacent slides.
Firstly, for clarity sake, when we are in the “Normal” view mode, the slides are shown one below the other whereas when we are in “Slide Sorter” view, they are shown side by side. In both cases, these are adjacent slides.
“Normal” view “Slide Sorter” view
To select adjacent slides, select the first slide by clicking on it, hold the “Shift” key on your keyboard pressed and click the last slide that you want to select.
To select non-adjacent slides, select the first slide, hold your “Ctrl” key on your keyboard pressed and click the next slide (s) you want to select.
To move a selected slide, click and drag it to where you want it.
To copy the selected slides, right-click with the mouse and choose “Copy” from the drop-down menu. Right-click after the slide where you’d like to paste and select “Paste” from the drop-down menu.
Copying slides from different presentations
To copy slides from one presentation to another, both presentations need to be open.
In the first presentation, first select the slides to be copied.
Right-click the mouse and choose “Copy” from the drop-down menu.
Go to the second presentation and right-click after the slide where you want to place the copied slides.
Choose “Paste” in the “Ribbon”.
This pastes the copied slides after the selected slide.
In the previous part of this lesson, we saw how we copy slides from one presentation to another.
But from “PowerPoint” 2010 onwards, we have the “Reuse Slides …” command.
And it actually does exactly what it says.
Just click the lower part of the “New Slide” under the “Home” tab in the “Ribbon”.
Choose the “Reuse Slides …” option at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
This opens the “Reuse Slides” task pane on the right side of our window.
Click the “A PowerPoint file” button in the task pane.
Navigate to the file you want to open, select it and click the “Open” button
This opens all the slides from this presentation in the task pane.
Move the mouse pointer over these slides (1) to see an enlarged preview.
Click the slide that you want to insert into your new presentation.
This is a second way to copy slides from one presentation to another. How you do it does not matter, the choice is yours.
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