Copy Slides from PowerPoint Templates

One of the common questions we receive is how do I use one slide from one of our templates in another presentation or a different PowerPoint template.  It is easy to copy slides between presentations.  I’ll use a couple of our PowerPoint templates as examples in this tutorial.

I’m going to use PowerPoint 2007 for this tutorial but the process is the same for PowerPoint 2010.

Step 1

Open up the presentation you are making and the template you want to copy a slide from.

Step 2

In the template, right click on the slide in the slides tab or in the slide sorter view you wish to copy and choose copy from the menu.  See illustration below.

PowerPoint 2007 - Copy Slide

How to copy a slide in PowerPoint

Step 3

Paste your slide you just copied in the presentation you are working on.  Right click in the slides tab or the slide sorter view at the place you wish to insert (paste) the slide.

PowerPoint 2007 Paste a slide in a new presentation

How to Paste a slide from another presentation

Step 4

Click the “Paste Options” icon which appear beneath the slide you just pasted.  By default the slide is formatted according to the settings of your current presentation.  In order for the slide to retain the look of the slide from the template you copied from, you need to tell PowerPoint to use the formatting from the slides source.

In the Paste Options you can choose “Keep Source Formatting”.  This retains the format from the template you copied from.

PowerPoint 2007 - Keep Source Formatting

Click Keep Source Formatting in the Paste Options

Nice and simple right?  Go ahead and start putting together your favorite slides from all of our templates.

Good Presenting!

Art Holden

You can download our templates for PowerPoint here.

Art Holden has been involved in presentation and animation graphic content since 1990. He had the pleasure of creating one of the very first animation websites on the internet, Animation Factory. For 13 years he managed and created media for Animation Factory. He is now a part-owner and an employee working full time at PresenterMedia. His hobbies outside of work revolve around being involved in the bicycling community in Sioux Falls, SD. He never misses an opportunity to get on his bike and enjoy a ride.

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