If you want to reuse a slide that appears on your presentation, but you don’t want to manually redesign the entire slide, you can duplicate it instead. Here’s how to duplicate slides in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Duplicating a slide is nothing more than copying and pasting the desired slide. However, there are several ways to accomplish this task with low effort. We will go through each method.

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The first method uses the “Duplicate Slide” method. Start by opening your slideshow and then select the slide thumbnail you want to duplicate.

Once selected, right click on the slide and a menu will appear. Select “Duplicate Slide” from the menu.

The slide will now be duplicated. It will appear immediately after the source slide.

Duplicate slide in PowerPoint

If you want the duplicate slide to appear elsewhere, you can just click and drag the slide to the location you want.

click and drag PowerPoint gif slide

Another method is to copy and paste the slide to duplicate. Select the slide you want to copy, then press Ctrl + C (Command + C on Mac) to copy the slide to your clipboard.

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You can also right-click on the slide and then select “Copy” from the menu.

Unlike the “Duplicate Slide” option, you can select where you want the copied slide to be pasted. To do this, select the area between the two slides where you want your slide to appear. You’ll know it’s selected when you see a bar appear between the two slides.

Now press Ctrl + V on your keyboard (Command + V on Mac) to paste the slide.

You can also right-click the bar between the two slides and then select the leftmost clipboard under “Paste Options” in the menu that appears.

The copied slide will now be pasted in the selected location.