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Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn how to compare presentation slides manually in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows. Placing slides side-by-side can let you compare the old-fashioned way.


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Product/Version: PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

OS: Windows XP and higher






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. This is 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. Fortunately, 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:

  1. Open two presentations.
  2. Access the View tab of the Ribbon. In the Window group, click the Arrange All button (highlighted in red in Figure 1).
  3. Arrange All button
    Figure 1: Arrange All button
  4. This will arrange both presentations in different windows side by side, as shown in Figure 2, below.
  5. Arranged presentations side by side
    Figure 2: Arranged presentations side by side
  6. If you want to copy slides between two presentations, you can change to Slide Sorter view, as shown in Figure 3.
  7. Presentations in Slide Sorter view
    Figure 3: Presentations in Slide Sorter view

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