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How To Reuse Slides In PowerPoint In 6 Easy Steps

Mar 10, 2023

"Can I reuse slides from another presentation for my next PowerPoint presentation?" You probably found this article because you were asking that question.

Well, you're in luck because we'll teach you how to reuse slides in PowerPoint. This way, you can easily add slides from older presentations to new ones. 

In this article, we will go through the following:

  • Import (reuse) slides on PowerPoint

  • Delete imported slides

  • Answer frequently asked questions about how to import slides from another presentation.


Discover How to Reuse Slides from another PowerPoint Presentation

Import (reuse) slides on PowerPoint

To reuse slides from an existing presentation, all you need to do is:

  1. Open your new PowerPoint presentation.

    open your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
  2. Go to the "Home" tab, and navigate to the "Slides" group.

    Go to "Home" tab and navigate "slides group."
  3. Click the "New Slide" arrow, and select the "Reuse Slides" feature.

    Select New slide drop-down arrow button and click "Reuse Slides."
  4. Select "Open a PowerPoint File" once the "Reuse Slides" pane opens.

    In the "Reuse Slides task pane, click "Open a PowerPoint File" option.
  5. In the dialog box, select the old file to get the slides you want to import into your current presentation. Then, click "Open."

    then navigate and select an old presentation from your computer and click "Open."
  6. To insert slides to your new presentation, click the slide you want to reuse in the "Reuse slides" pane.

    Once you click "Open," a preview of the old presentation will appear in the "Reuse slides pane." and select a slide to reuse it.

You can also import all the slides from other presentations by right-clicking a slide in the "Reuse Slides" task pane and selecting "Insert All Slides."

to insert all the slide in your new presentation, click "Insert All Slides."

Note: If you wish to keep the original formatting of the presentation, click the "Keep source formatting" check box.

Mark the box beside the "Keep source formatting" to maintain the original source formatting of the presentation.

Delete imported slides

If you accidentally imported slides from the other presentation to your new slide and want to delete them, you have to do the following:

  1. Go to the left side of your PowerPoint presentation.

    on your slide library
  2. Right-click the slide you want to delete from your new presentation.

    right click the slide you want to delete
  3. In the drop-down menu, select "Delete Slide." Your selected slide will be removed.

    In the drop-down menu, select "delete slide."

You can also press the delete key on your keyboard to remove a slide.

Final Thoughts on How to Reuse Slides in PowerPoint Presentation:

If you're running out of time to prepare your next presentation reports from your clients, reusing slides from your old presentation can save you time. Follow the step-by-step guide above.

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Frequently asked questions about how to import slides from another presentation:

Can I copy slides in PowerPoint presentations?

Yes, you can quickly and easily copy slides by right-clicking the selected slides you want to copy. In the pop-up menu, select "copy," choose the last slide from your presentation file, and right-click it. Then, click paste.

How can I duplicate a slide in my PowerPoint?

To duplicate a slide in your PowerPoint, go to the slide library of your presentation. Right-click the slide you want to duplicate and select "Duplicate slide."

What are the shortcut keys for the Reuse Slides feature?

The shortcut key for the reuse slides pane is Alt+H+I+R.


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