Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You should use one of the above methods rather than pasting HTML text directly into PowerPoint. This is because
when you paste HTML text, you might get additional HTML tags that you don’t want, including cross-references that
might cause your presentation to try to log onto a web server every time you open it.
When importing from a web page, don’t expect the content to appear formatted the same
way that it was on the web page. We’re talking strictly about text import here. The
formatting on the web page comes from HTML tags or from a style sheet, neither of which you can
import. If you want an exact duplicate of the web page’s appearance, take a picture of the
page with the Shift+PrintScreen command, and then paste it into PowerPoint (Ctrl+V) as a
If you are importing an outline from an MHTML-format web page that contains pictures,
the pictures are also imported into PowerPoint. If importing from a regular HTML ﬁ le, you
cannot import the pictures.
If you need to show a live web page from within PowerPoint, try Shyam Pillai’s free LiveWeb add-in, found at
After inserting a few slides into a presentation, and perhaps building some content on
them, you might decide to make some changes, such as rearranging, deleting, and so on.
The following sections explain how to manage and manipulate the slides in a presentation.
Before you can issue a command that acts upon a slide or a group of slides, you must select
the slides that you want to affect. You can do this from either Normal or Slide Sorter view,
but Slide Sorter view makes it easier because you can see more slides at once. From Slide
Sorter view, or from the Thumbnails pane in Normal view, you can use any of these
techniques to select slides:
To select a single slide, click it.
To select multiple slides, hold down the Ctrl key as you click each one.
Figure 21.23 shows slides 1, 3, and 6 selected, as indicated by the shaded border
around the slides.