Reviewing Presentations

Using the PowerPoint presentation review feature can help you prepare and get feedback from others on your slides before you present.

Comparing presentations

There are situations in which you might end up with more than one version of the same presentation. For instance, you could create multiple drafts, or a collaborator or coworker could save their own unique copy.

You can easily compare and combine multiple versions using PowerPoint's Compare feature. This allows you to see the differences between two versions of the same presentation, so you can decide which changes to include in the final version.

To compare two presentations:

In this example, we'll be comparing two versions of the Internet Safety for Everyone presentation. To follow along, you'll need the original practice presentation (powerpoint2016_reviewing_practice), plus a version that's been slightly altered: internet safety - tim's edits.

  1. Open one version of the presentation you want to compare. In this example, we'll start with powerpoint2016_reviewing_practice.
  2. From the Review tab, select the Compare command.

    clicking the Compare command on the Review tab

  3. A dialog box will appear. Select the second version of the presentation you want to compare, then click Merge. In this example, we'll choose internet safety - tim's edits.

    choosing a file to compare

  4. The Revisions pane will appear, allowing you to compare the two presentations.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn how to review changes using the Compare feature.

edit hotspots

Next Change

Use the Next command to view the next change in the presentation. You can also click Previous to go back to the previous one.

Ending the Review

When you're satisfied with the changes you've reviewed, click End Review. Only the changes you've accepted will be applied to the final presentation.