Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Learn to compare presentation slides in PowerPoint 2007.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
OS: Windows XP, Vista, and 7
With PowerPoint 2007, you will no longer find the feature available in PowerPoint 2003 and previous versions that let you compare your presentations -- which was great if you received a presentation back from a colleague and he or she made changes you were not aware of. You can however place both presentations side by side and compare individual slides in PowerPoint 2007 -- not too great a workaround, but it does allow you to compare the slides.
However that will get you to another roadblock -- viewing more than one PowerPoint presentation at the same time is little difficult because you have to keep switching between windows. However, PowerPoint 2007 does allow you to open more than one PowerPoint presentation side by side -- follow these steps to compare two presentations in PowerPoint 2007:
- Open two presentations.
- Access the View tab of the Ribbon. In the Window group, click
the Arrange All button (highlighted in Figure 1).
Figure 1: Arrange All lets you view presentations side by side
- This will arrange both the presentations in different windows
side by side, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Arranged presentations side by side
- If you want to copy slides between two presentations, you can change
the view on both open presentations to Slide Sorter, as shown in
Figure 3: Presentations in Slide Sorter view
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