Technology tip: How to keep the original formatting when copying a slide into a PowerPoint file

At the annual American Accounting Association conference last week, one of my co-presenters had our original PowerPoint file on her computer. I had a slide that I wanted her to insert into that main PowerPoint file we were going to use to present. When she inserted my slide, my slide lost its formatting to take on the formatting in her file, which is not what I wanted. I showed her how the original formatting of my slide could be retained when she copied it – and then thought that those paste options in PowerPoint would make a good Technology Tip,  so here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to control the formatting of a slide when pasting it into a presentation from a file that has a different format.

 

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About Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Dr. Wendy Tietz is a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She is also a textbook author with Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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