How to Copy a Slide from PowerPoint

Copy and paste your slides Click View, and then in the Presentation Views group, click Normal. In the slide thumbnails on the left side, click the slide that you want to copy: ... Right-click the selected slide(s), and then click Copy. More items...

If you are working on a PowerPoint presentation, chances are you’ll need to copy a slide from one presentation to another at some point. Although there are two different ways to do this, it’s important to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of each method before making a choice.

The first method that comes to mind is to right-click on the slide that you want to copy and select “copy”. Then, go to your new presentation and paste the slide. However, this method will copy all of the content of the old slide and paste it into your new presentation using the new template. This might not always be desirable, especially if you are using a specific style in your new presentation that you don’t want to apply to the old slide.

The second and more effective method is to use the “Reuse Slides” feature. To access this feature, go to the home tab of the ribbon and click on “new slide”. A blank slide will appear with a drop-down menu. From there, select “Reuse Slides”. This will open a list of old presentations that you have saved, and you can choose the slide(s) that you want to import into your new presentation.

Using this method will keep all of the source formatting, styles, and templates for that slide, so it won’t be overwritten by your new styles and templates. If you like the way a slide has been presented and you like the style and template of that particular slide, then it’s best to import it into your presentation and retain all of the old styling and formatting.

In conclusion, copying a slide from one PowerPoint presentation to another can be done in two ways. While the copy and paste method may work in some cases, the “Reuse Slides” feature is the most effective way to copy a slide without losing any of its original formatting and style.

FAQ

How do I copy a slide from one PowerPoint presentation to another online?
Copy and paste slides´╗┐ and then select Cut or Copy. In the thumbnail pane, select the slide you want to insert after, and then on the Home tab, select the Clipboard button, and then select Paste.
Why can't I copy and paste PowerPoint slides?
If you get a message indicating No clipboard access when you attempt to copy or paste, it is likely that your browser is blocking sites from accessing the clipboard, also known as Cut-Copy-Paste (CCP) functionality.