PowerPoint presentations are a great way to communicate information, but sometimes you need to copy slides from one presentation to another. There are fundamentally two different ways to do this, and each has its own benefits and pitfalls.
The first method is to simply copy and paste the slide from the old presentation into the new one. However, this method can cause issues with the formatting and text placement, as the new slide will adopt the new template of the presentation.
To get around this issue, you can use the second method which involves using the “Reuse Slides” feature. Under the Home tab of the ribbon, there is a “New Slide” option with a drop-down menu. From here, select “Reuse Slides”, and a list of old presentations will appear. You can select the presentation, find the slide(s) you want to import, and click on them to automatically import them into your new presentation.
This method keeps all the source formatting and styles from the original slide, thereby retaining the original look and feel of the slide. This is particularly useful if you like the style and template of the original slide and want to retain those aspects.
In conclusion, copying slides from one presentation to another can be done in the most clean and effective way possible by using the “Reuse Slides” feature. So, the next time you need to copy slides, give this method a try.