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Merge Multiple PowerPoint Presentations into one File

Below are the steps that I use to merge multiple PowerPoint presentations into one single presentation. Their are a few different ways to accomplish this task, but the steps listed below are the ones that have worked well for me in the past.

Here are the steps...

1) First open up all the PowerPoint presentations that you want to merge into one show. After you have opened all your presentations you can either choose to create a new PowerPoint file or merge them into an existing file.

2) Open up any of your other presentations and select the "View" tab and select the "slide sorter" view.




3) Once in slide sorter, select the slides you wish to copy or press "Ctrl+A" to select all the slides.




4) Open the merged PowerPoint file.

5) Select where you want the new slides to go and press "Ctrl-V" to paste in the new slides. The copied slides will now be pasted into your new merged presentation, but if the slides have different templates or backgrounds you will notice that the newly pasted slides did not retain their original formatting. To maintain the pasted slides original formatting, select the small clipboard icon located in the bottom right hand corner of one of the newly pasted slides (see the screenshot below) and select the "maintain source formatting" radio button.




6) Repeat steps 2 to 5 until you have merged all your presentations into a single PowerPoint file. That's it!

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