How to Combine PowerPoint Presentations – How-To Geek

Here are the steps on how to combine PowerPoint presentations:

Method 1: Copy and Paste Slides:

  1. Open the first PowerPoint presentation (the one where you want to combine the slides).
  2. Go to the “Slide Sorter” view. You can do this by clicking the “Slide Sorter” icon at the bottom right of the PowerPoint window or by selecting “View” > “Slide Sorter” from the top menu.
  3. Click and drag the slides you want to combine from the first presentation to the left side of the slide sorter.
  4. Open the second PowerPoint presentation (the one from which you want to copy slides).
  5. Go to the “Slide Sorter” view.
  6. Click and drag the slides you want to combine from the second presentation to the right side of the slide sorter (beside the slides from the first presentation).
  7. Once all the desired slides are arranged in the correct order, save the first presentation. It now contains the combined slides.

Method 2: Import Slides:

  1. Open the first PowerPoint presentation (the one where you want to combine the slides).
  2. Go to the slide in the presentation where you want to insert the slides from the other presentation.
  3. Click “Home” in the top menu.
  4. Click the “New Slide” button (the downward-pointing arrow) in the “Slides” group and choose “Reuse Slides.”
  5. The “Reuse Slides” pane will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window. Click the “Browse” button, then “Browse File” and select the second PowerPoint presentation.
  6. The slides from the second presentation will appear in the “Reuse Slides” pane. You can click on the slides you want to insert, or right-click and choose “Insert All Slides” to add all of them.
  7. The selected slides will be inserted into your first presentation in the order you chose. Save the first presentation to keep the combined slides.

Method 3: “Reuse Slides” (Alternative):

  1. Open the first PowerPoint presentation (the one where you want to combine the slides).
  2. Go to the “Slide Sorter” view.
  3. Right-click on the slide where you want to insert slides from the other presentation.
  4. From the context menu, choose “Reuse Slides.”
  5. The “Reuse Slides” pane will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window. Click the “Browse” button, then “Browse File” and select the second PowerPoint presentation.
  6. The slides from the second presentation will appear in the “Reuse Slides” pane. You can click on the slides you want to insert, or right-click and choose “Insert All Slides” to add all of them.
  7. The selected slides will be inserted into your first presentation in the order you chose. Save the first presentation to keep the combined slides.

These methods allow you to easily combine PowerPoint presentations and create a single, cohesive presentation with content from multiple sources.

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