Merge multiple presentations into one

There are times when you might want to combine multiple presentations into a single presentation, such as when you want to add slides from an existing presentation to a presentation that you are creating.

The best way to copy slides from one presentation to another is to insert them by using the Reuse Slides pane (Home tab > New Slide down arrow > Reuse slides).

By default, a copied slide inherits the design of the slide you insert it after in the presentation you copy it into. However, you can choose to keep the formatting of the slide you're copying instead.

Combine presentations

  1. Open the presentation you want to add slides to.

    Tip    If you are merging two presentations with an unequal number of slides, open the presentation with the greatest number of slides.

  2. On the Slides pane in normal view, click the slide thumbnail that you want the added slide(s) to follow.

  3. On the Home tab, click the down arrow next to New slide, and then click Reuse Slides.

    The Reuse Slides command is at the bottom of the New Slides dropdown menu.

  4. In the Reuse Slides pane, click Browse to look for the file.

    Browse to locate a presentation

  5. In the Browse dialog box, locate and select the file, and then click Open.

  6. Click the slides that you want to insert.

  7. To preserve the current formatting of the slides you want to copy, at the bottom of the Reuse Slides pane, select the Keep source formatting check box. (When this check box is cleared, the copied slides assume the formatting of the slide they're inserted after.)

    Select the "Keep Source Formatting" option if you want the inserted slides to maintain the styling used in the original presentation.

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