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Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Learn to compare presentation slides in PowerPoint 2007.


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:

  1. Open two presentations.

  2. Access the View tab of the Ribbon. In the Window group, click the Arrange All button (highlighted in Figure 1).

    Arrange All button
    Figure 1: Arrange All lets you view presentations side by side

  3. This will arrange both the presentations in different windows side by side, as shown in Figure 2.

    Arranged presentations side by side
    Figure 2: Arranged presentations side by side

  4. 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
    Figure 3: Presentations in Slide Sorter view

See Also:

Compare Presentations Manually in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Compare Presentations in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows


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