Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving Slides in a Slide Library
useful is the capability to create and use slide libraries, which are special
types of document folders that store individual slides, not whole documents.
When you’ve saved slides in a slide library, you can easily insert them into
a presentation. And as an added bonus, you can have PowerPoint check to
see whether the slides have changed and automatically update them with the
changes. Pretty cool, eh?
To save one or more slides to a slide library, you must first create the slide
library. That’s a task better left to a SharePoint system administrator, so you
can skip that step here. Instead, assume that the slide library has already
been created for you, and you’ve been provided with the URL (that is, the
web address) of the slide library and any login credentials you might need to
Here are the steps for adding slides to a slide library:
1. Open the presentation that contains the slides you want to add to the
2. Choose File ➪ Share ➪ Publish Slides; then click the Publish Slides
This step brings up a dialog box that allows you to select the slides you
want to share.
3. Select the slides you want to add to the library.
To select an individual slide, select the check box next to the slide
thumbnail. To select all the slides in the presentation, click the Select All
4. Enter the URL of the slide library in the Publish To text box.
Or if you prefer, you can click the Browse button to browse to the library.
5. Click the Publish button.
The slides are copied to the slide library.
6. (Optional) Play a game of Solitaire.
Depending on the speed of your local network and how many slides you
selected, PowerPoint might take a while to publish the slides (probably
not long enough for a game of Solitaire, but your boss doesn’t have to
The slides have now been added to the library.