How to Duplicate a Slide in PowerPoint

drag and drop a slide in powerpoint

If you want to use the same slide twice without manually creating it from scratch or redesign the template, you can just create a duplicate slide. Here’s how to duplicate a slide in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint allows you to duplicate a slide or more but just copying or pasting. But for new users, this easy task isn’t easy at all.

You can do this on PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016, and PowerPoint 2019 — earlier version like PowerPoint 2010 may need to use a different approach.

How to Duplicate a Slide in PowerPoint

The first method you want to use to duplicate a slide in PowerPoint is by just using the “Duplicate Slide” feature in the context menu.

Open the PowerPoint presentation. Right-click the slide you want to duplicate, then click Duplicate Slide to create a copy of it placed right after the original one.

how to duplicate a slide in powerpoint

Now the duplicated slide is placed after the original.

duplicate a slide in powerpoint

You can also move the duplicated slide by dragging and dropping it.

drag and drop a slide in powerpoint

Copy the Slide and Paste It

You can also copy the slide and paste it somewhere else if you don’t want to create a duplicate slide placed right after the original one. Simply right-click the slide, then click Copy.

copying a slide in powerpoint

Now at the slide you want to paste, right-click it.

powerpoint slide has been pasted

Then, choose the Paste Options: Use Destination Theme (H). It will paste the slide without replacing the one you’re right-clicking at.

pasting a slide in powerpoint


Microsoft PowerPoint has a nice and easy feature that you can use to duplicate a slide. You can create a duplicate by using the two methods above.

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