When you’re building PowerPoint sales presentations, you may need to copy slides from one PowerPoint sales presentation and insert them into another. Sometimes these slides may have different templates, themes, or other formatting options. Whenever you insert slides from another presentation template, the inserted slides will default to the new presentation’s template and formatting options, and you loose the previous layout. Then you may have spent a lot of time to redo the previous layout, changing evey box and shape.
However it is possible to retain the original formatting of the inserted slides, without any waste of time.
Here is how to keep the original formatting of an inserted slide in PowerPoint, it is very easy.
1.After you copy and insert the new slide into the thumbnail section of your presentation, there is a small “Paste Options” icon that appears at the bottom-right of the insert slide’s thumbnail.
It is pretty subtle and actually disappears as soon as you copy or paste anything else, so it is easy to miss.
2. If you click on the Paste Options, you’ll see two options:
– Use Destination Theme (default)
– Keep Source Formatting
Click on the second one: Keep Source Formatting
3. Clicking on “keep source formatting”, the slide will revert back to its original formatting instead of using the new destination theme