How to Merge in 2007 PowerPoint

By Aksana Nikolai

PowerPoint is a presentation program that comes as part of Microsoft’s Office suite. PowerPoint users can create presentations by providing, formatting and arranging content for a series of slides. There may come a time when you wish to use all or part of an existing presentation within another presentation. If you are working with PowerPoint 2007, you can merge two or more presentations into one. Doing so eliminates the need to retype the same information onto another set of slides.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 or more PowerPoint 2007 presentations

Step 1

Launch PowerPoint and open the file containing the presentation that you wish to merge with another. If the two presentations you are merging contain a different number of slides, open the one that has more slides.

Step 2

Navigate to the pane on the left side of the PowerPoint window. Within the “Slides” tab, click on the space separating the two slides between which you would like to add slides from the other presentation.

Step 3

Navigate to the “Slides” tab on the ribbon. Click on “New Slide” and select “Reuse Slides” from the menu that appears. A pane called “Reuse Slides” will appear on the right side of the PowerPoint window. Click on “Open a PowerPoint File.”

Step 4

Browse through your computer’s library. Highlight the name of the presentation that you wish to merge with the destination presentation and click “Open.” You will return to the “Reuse Slides” pane.

Step 5

Decide whether you wish to preserve the formatting of the slides you are moving to the destination presentation. If so, check the “Keep Source Formatting” box at the bottom of the “Reuse Slides” pane.

Step 6

Click on the desired slide if you wish to transfer a single slide from one presentation to the other. Right-click on any of the slides and select “Insert All Slides” to merge the entire presentation with the destination presentation.

Step 7

Repeat steps 2 to 6 to merge additional presentations with the destination presentation.

Tips & Warnings

  • The “Reuse Slides” pane displays thumbnail images of the slides in the presentation you are merging with the destination presentation. Hover the pointer over a thumbnail to see a larger version of that slide.