Reuse slides in PowerPoint

 Jun 25, 2015

There are many features of all of the Office Applications that get missed and people only find about when attending one of the many New Horizons Office Applications training courses.

One that seems to be missed by many people in PowerPoint is the ability to reuse previously created slides. You can easily insert slides from one PowerPoint deck to another through the "New Slide" menu. When slides are inserted you can choose whether the formatting from the source slide(s) is imported or if they should just base their appearance on the slide master of the presentation that you are importing the slide into.

To reuse slides:

  1. Click on the slide where you want the new slide or slides to appear.
  2. Click on the "Insert" tab on the Ribbon.
  3. Click on the "New Slide" menu.
  4. Choose "Reuse Slides…".
  5. In the Reuse Slides task pane, click the Browse button and "Browse File…".
  6. Once the file is selected, thumbnails of the slides appear.
  7. Click on the thumbnails to insert the slide(s).


For more tips and tricks on using PowerPoint better, see New Horizons’ PowerPoint training courses

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About the Author:

Ben Kirk  

With over 16 years of experience working as a Desktop Applications specialist for a number of large education services providers, Ben is one of New Horizons most skilled and dynamic instructors. With his Advanced Diploma of Business Skills alongside his practical experience and expertise, Ben is able to provide insight and guidance to students at all skill levels across the entire Microsoft Office suite.

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