In Powerpoint, when copying slides from one presentation to another how can I maintain the source background, colors, and other formatting?
When things are working right:
- Get both presentations into the same view (e.g. Normal vs. slide sorter)
- Highlight the slides in the source presentation and drag or Copy/Paste to the desired location in the destination presentation.
- By default, it will adopt the corresponding styles from the destination template (specifically, that of the slide just before the paste destination)
- In the small floating Copy/paste drop-down menu, select "Keep Source Formatting"
This will keep the source formatting and add the corresponding template of master slides to the destination presentation.
Question here is: What if that doesn't work?
Example: in the latest version of Powerpoint 2016 under Mac OSX (16.17 (180909)), selecting "Keep source formatting" does not make any changes. Instead, the check mark never moves, and the format is stuck with the undesired destination formatting.