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, to create a new presentation in a flash. There are several methods to get slides from one presentation to another. Choose a method that works best for you.

Information in this article applies to PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003; and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365.

PowerPoint 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007

Stop reinventing the wheel, as the saying goes. If you made a wonderful slide already, copy it, edit it slightly, and reuse it in another presentation. Learn how to copy slides from one presentation to another to make your job easier.

PowerPoint 2007 and 2003

​Copy slides from one presentation and paste them into a new presentation or a presentation that you've already created. Or, drag the slides from one presentation and drop them right into another presentation. Learn how to copy PowerPoint slides using Copy and Paste or the Drop and Drag method.

PowerPoint 2003

When you want to quickly locate specific slides in your saved presentations, use PowerPoint 2003 Slide Finder to copy frequently used slides. Once you find the slide you need, quickly copy it to your new presentation.

Instead of searching for the same presentations over and over, add a List of Favorites to PowerPoint 2003 Slide Finder. After that, quickly locate the slides and copy to your new presentation.

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