How to Duplicate a Slide in Powerpoint 2016

When you are making a large presentation in Microsoft Powerpoint, you might create a slider that has a similar layout, or similar content, to another slide that you are going to make.

Rather than trying to make that slider from scratch again, you can simply make a copy of it.

Our tutorial below will show you how to duplicate a slider in Powerpoint 2016 with just a couple of steps.

How to Copy a Whole Slide in Powerpoint

  1. Open your slideshow.
  2. Select the slide to copy.
  3. Right-click on the selected slide and choose Duplicate Slide.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to duplicate a slide in Powerpoint 2016, including pictures of these steps.

Slides that you create for a Powerpoint presentation can be very complex. You can add and edit pictures, add and modify different Powerpoint objects, and spend a lot of time meticulously choosing the content that you want to put in those slide elements.

After you have finished a slide and you are happy with it, you might find that your presentation could benefit from another slide that is very similar to that one.

Fortunately, rather than painstakingly recreating that entire slide from scratch, it’s possible to simply duplicate the whole slide.

You can then make whatever edits you need to on the second slide, while keeping all of the original elements that you wanted to use intact.

If you’ve ever wanted to re-use a slide that you have already created, then our how to copy a slide in Google Slides article can show you an easy way to accomplish that.

How to Make a Copy of an Entire Slide in Powerpoint 2016 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article are going to show you how to make an exact copy of an existing slide in your Powerpoint 2016 presentation. This will duplicate all of the slide elements, as well as any content that exists within those elements.

Step 1: Open the presentation containing the slide that you want to duplicate.

Step 2: Locate the original slide in the column at the left side of the window, then click on it once to select it.

how to make a copy of whole slide in powerpoint 2016

Step 3: Right-click on the selected slide, then choose the Duplicate Slide option.

how to duplicate a slide in powerpoint 2016

The copy of the slide will be placed after the original.

You are then free to click on it and drag it to a different location in the presentation, or you can begin making any necessary edits to this copy. Note that changing data on the original or the copy will not affect the other slide.

Now that you know how to duplicate a slider in Powerpoint 2016, you can use this technique to make copies of slides that you have already made and save yourself some time.

Adding video to your slideshow can be a great way to keep your audience engaged. Fortunately you can add a YouTube video to Powerpoint 2016 with just a few steps, allowing you to select from the entirety of the YouTube library as you look for content that can improve your presentation.