Different Methods to Copy Slides in PowerPoint

Copying existing slides is a time saver for presenters

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Copying slides from one presentation to another is a tool used often by frequent presenters. Why reinvent the wheel? If you already have some great slides created, use them again, with slight edits, and voila! A new presentation is created in a flash.

There are several methods to get slides from one presentation to another, and there is no right or wrong way—just a preference on the part of the presenter.

Here are several options to get you off and running with a new presentation with the least amount of work involved.

Note: Instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003.

PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007

PowerPoint 2007 and 2003

  • Copy PowerPoint Slides - Copy and Paste or Drop and Drag Method - Text Only Version
  • ​Copy your existing slides from one presentation and paste into another presentation—either a brand new one or a presentation that you have already created. Even quicker to accomplish, is to drag the slide(s) from presentation A and drop them right into presentation B.

PowerPoint 2003

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