Gather up one or more slides from existing PowerPoint presentations to add to the one you're working on now.

This feature is only available to Microsoft 365 Enterprise users who are Insiders. But Microsoft 365 home users and non-subscribers can use the traditional Reuse Slides feature. See Import slides from another presentation for more information.

Import slides from another presentation to the current one

  1. In the thumbnail pane on the left, select the slide after which you want to insert the imported slides.

  2. On the Home tab, select Reuse Slides.

    The Reuse Slides button

    The Reuse Slides pane opens on the right. Your recent presentations are shown.

  3. Select a presentation from the list to see the individual slides in it.

  4. Click a slide thumbnail to copy it into the current presentation.

    By default, an imported slide keeps the colors and formatting of the presentation it comes from.

  5. When you're done importing slides from the selected presentation, you can close the pane or search for other slides to import.

    The Reuse Slides pane has a Search box at the top

More details

  • A search box at the top of the Reuse Slides pane lets you search for any presentation, whether it's stored on your computer's hard drive or on SharePoint or OneDrive for work or school.

  • By default, a slide you import keeps the formatting of the presentation it comes from. But three formatting options are available. When a slide is inserted, it appears in the thumbnail pane on the left and a (Ctrl) pop-up menu appears on the thumbnail. Click it to see three Paste options:

    Option

    Description

    The Use Destination Theme option

    Use Destination Theme

    The imported slide adopts the color scheme and styling of the current presentation.

    The Keep Source Formatting option

    Keep Source Formatting

    The imported slide keeps the color scheme and styling of the presentation it came from.

    The Picture option

    Picture

    A picture of the source slide is inserted on the slide that is currently selected in the thumbnail pane on the left. The picture can be moved and resized as needed.

  1. In the thumbnail pane on the left, select the slide after which you want to insert the imported slides.

  2. On the Home tab, select Reuse Slides.

    Click Reuse Slides

    The Search pane opens on the right. Your recent PowerPoint web presentations are included.

  3. Select a presentation to see the individual slides in it.

  4. Hover over a slide thumbnail, and then select Insert Slide to insert it into the presentation.

    Click Insert Slide

  5. An imported slide keeps the colors and formatting of the presentation it comes from.

  6. When you're done importing slides from the selected presentation, you can close the Search pane or search for other slides to import.

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