How to Insert Slides from One Powerpoint Presentation File into Another
There are many times when you are preparing a Powerpoint presentation in collaboration with others. While you may be the main author or presenter, you need to integrate various sub-sections of the prestentation created by others on your team. While it would be ideal if everyone worked off the same template, fonts, formatting, etc. it’s not realistic to assume this would happen all the time.
If you work with others on Powerpoint presentations, you’ll need to learn how to insert their slides into the master presentation file. Much of the time a simple Copy/Paste of the slides with both Powerpoint presentations open will do the trick. BUT beware that many times you loose the original formatting, font assignments, text shadows, etc. Instead of grumbling under your breath while you go through each slide and touch up text and other elements to make it look nice and pretty, here’s a way to insert slides without loosing any of the formatting. . .
QUICK TUTORIAL ON HOW TO INSERT SLIDES FROM POWERPOINT FILE B INTO POWERPOINT FILE A:
1) Open Powerpoint File A (the master presentation file)
2) Go to the slide and highlight the slide where you want to insert the slides from File B
3) Click on INSERT… >> SLIDES FROM FILE…
4) A pop-up window called Slide Finder will open (See screen shot below)
6) Click on BROWSE… and find FILE B with the slides you want to insert
7) Make sure “KEEP SOURCE FORMATTING” is CHECKED in the Slide Finder Window
8) Either highlight the slide thumbnail(s) you want to add, or click on INSERT ALL
9) The slides from File B should now be inserted within File A where you want them to be with formatting intact!
Hope that saves you some time and keeps you enthusiastic about collaboration and getting other people from your team involved!