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How to Combine PowerPoints

How to Combine PowerPoints

When making a presentation, you don't need to create slides from scratch. You can insert slides from other sources to save some time.

Insert Slides from an Outline

You can create a presentation from an outline, saved as a Word document.

  1. Click the New Slide list arrow.
  2. Select Slides from Outline.

    Add Slides from External Sources

  3. Select a document containing an outline.
  4. Click Insert.

    Add Slides from External Sources

A slide is inserted for every top level in the outline automatically.

Insert Slides from Another Presentation

If you have slides in an existing presentation that you want to add, PowerPoint allows you to import them directly into an open presentation.

  1. Click the New Slide list arrow.
  2. Select Reuse Slides.
  3. Click Browse.

    Add Slides from External Sources

    A file browser window opens, where you can browse for the PowerPoint presentation that contains the slides you want to use.

  4. Select another presentation.
  5. Click Open.

    Add Slides from External Sources

    The Reuse Slides pane opens, displaying the slides in the selected presentation.

  6. Select where you want to insert the slide.
  7. Click the slide you want to insert in the Reuse Slides pane.

    Add Slides from External Sources

    The selected slide is added to the presentation. Notice that the content of the slide is copied over, but the theme—including the colors, background, and font—is not.

  8. Close the Reuse Slides Pane.

    Add Slides from External Sources