Sometimes you may spend a while creating and formatting the perfect slide for your presentation. If your creation is something that you want to use as the basis for other slides in the presentation, then you may not be looking forward to re-creating all of that hard work again, or even multiple times.
Fortunately Google Slides has an option that will let you make a duplicate of an existing slide. You can then move that slide to a different spot in the presentation and modify its content so that it is providing more information, but retains the feel of the original slide that you copied.
How to Create a Copy of a Slide in Google Slides
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. This guide assumes that you already have a Google Slides presentation, and that it contains a slide that you want to duplicate.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the Slides file containing the slide you want to copy.
Step 2: Select the slide to copy from the list of slides at the left of the window.
Step 3: Select the Slide option at the top of the window, then click the Duplicate slide option. The copy of the slide will be inserted after the original slide. You can click and drag the slide to a different spot in the presentation, if you would like.
You can also create a copy of a slide by right-clicking it, then choosing the Duplicate slide option from that menu.
Do you need your presentation in a file format for people that don’t use Google Drive? Find out how to make a Powerpoint copy of your Slides project that you can share with people that would prefer to use Microsoft’s version of presentation software.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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