Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting Content from External Sources
PowerPoint also has a Duplicate Selected Slides command that does the same thing as a
copy-and-paste command. Although it may be a little faster, it gives you less control as to
where the pasted copies will appear. PowerPoint pastes the slides immediately after the
last slide in the selection. For example, if you selected slides 1, 3, and 6 and issued the
Duplicate Selected Slides command, then the copies are placed after slide 6.
Follow these steps to try out the Duplicate Selected Slides command.
1. Select the slide or slides to be duplicated.
2. On the Home tab, click the bottom part of the New Slide button to open its
3. Click Duplicate Selected Slides. As an alternative, you can right-click a slide (or a
group of selected slides) in the Slides pane and choose Duplicate Slide.
To make duplication even faster, you can place the Duplicate Selected Slides command on the Quick Access toolbar.
To do that, right-click the command on the menu and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar.
Inserting Content from External Sources
Many people fi nd that they can save a lot of time by copying text or slides from other
programs or from other PowerPoint presentations to form the basis of a new presentation.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel each time! The following sections look at various
ways to bring in content from external sources.
Copying Slides from Other Presentations
There are several ways to copy slides from other presentations. You can:
Open the presentation, save it under a different name, and then delete the slides
that you don’t want, leaving a new presentation with the desired slides ready for
Open two PowerPoint windows side-by-side and drag-and-drop slides between them.
Open two PowerPoint presentations, copy slides from one of them to the Clipboard
(Ctrl+C), and then paste them into the other presentation (Ctrl+V).
Use the Reuse Slides feature in PowerPoint, as described next.
To reuse slides from other presentations with the Reuse Slides feature, follow these steps:
1. On the Home tab, click the lower portion of the New Slide button to open its
2. Click Reuse Slides. The Reuse Slides pane appears at the right.
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