How to Copy the PowerPoint Background to Another Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation's slide master contains the information about the presentation theme and slide layouts, including the background image, colors, fonts, effects and placeholders. To copy the background from one PowerPoint presentation to another, copy the slide master and paste it into the new presentation.

Step

Open the source presentation with the background you want to copy. Create a new presentation or open the presentation to which you want to copy the background. Switch to the source presentation and choose View from the menu and Slide Master from the ribbon bar to view the slide master with the background image you want to copy.

View Slide Master
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Copy Slide Master
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Step

Right-click the slide master and choose Copy.

Switch Presentation Windows
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Step

Select View and then Switch Windows. Select the destination presentation to switch to that document.

View Slide Master
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Step

Choose View from the menu and Slide Master from the ribbon bar.

Paste Master Slide
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Step

Right-click the slide master and choose Paste. Select Close Master View to return to Normal editing mode in PowerPoint.

Master Slide Paste Options
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