Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Opening a file from a different program
To open ﬁ les from different programs, change the File Type setting to All Files.
PowerPoint opens only presentation i les and text-based i les such as Word outlines. If you want to include graphics
from another program in a PowerPoint presentation, insert them using the Picture command on the Insert tab. Do not
attempt to open them with the Open dialog box.
Working with Multiple Presentations
You will usually work with only one presentation at a time. But occasionally you may need to have two
or more presentations open at once — for example, to make it easier to copy text or slides from one
presentation to another.
To open another presentation, choose File
Open and select the one you want, the same as usual.
When more than one presentation is open, you can switch among them by selecting the one you
want to see from the taskbar in Windows. Alternatively, you can click the Switch Windows button in
the Window group on the View tab and select any open presentation from there, as shown in the
following screen shot.