Reusing slides from an existing presentation (or several presentations) is a great way to add some common slides that you end up using in most presentations. we always suggest you to first create and import an outline so that you have a structured presentation in place, thereafter do use the Reuse slides option to add more slides or even replace existing ones. Finally you can add any new slides that you need to create from scratch.
PowerPoint provides a quick command that locates specific slides, and enables you to add it to the active presentation. While this process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes, in this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides in PowerPoint 2003 for Windows:
- Within PowerPoint, open your existing presentation (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: PowerPoint 2003
- Browse to the slide after which you want to import new slides. Then choose the Insert | Slides from Files menu option (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Slides from Files
- This will open the Slide Finder dialog box that you can see in Figure 3. Click on the Browse button.
Figure 3: Slide Finder dialog box
- The Browse dialog box (see Figure 4) lets you select a presentation file on your computer. Select the file you need and click the Open button.
Figure 4: Browse dialog box
- The selected file will be opened in the Slide Finder dialog box displaying individual slide previews and their corresponding slide titles, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Slides in Slide Finder dialog box
- Now you can select slide(s) to insert (see Figure 6) and click the Insert button. Alternatively, if you want to insert all the slides in the presentation, click the Insert All button.
Figure 6: Insert slides
- As shown in Figure 7, the selected slides are added to the new presentation.
Figure 7: Added slides
- Save the presentation.
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