Using the PowerPoint presentation review feature can help you prepare and get feedback from others on your slides before you present.
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.
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.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn how to review changes using the Compare feature.
Some changes, like Inserted or Deleted slides, will show up on the Slides pane. Click the revisions icon to see the change, then click the check box if you want to accept it.
In addition to reviewing changes individually, you can accept multiple changes at once. Click the Accept drop-down arrow, then choose either Accept All Changes to This Slide or Accept All Changes to the Presentation.
To compare your presentation with another version, click the Compare command. Next, locate and select the desired file.
Use the Next command to view the next change in the presentation. You can also click Previous to go back to the previous one.
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.
The Slides tab actually lets you preview the revised slide, so you can see the changes in action (as opposed to the Details tab, which only lists the changes).
The Details tab lists every change that has been made to the current slide, as well as any comments. Click a change to see its location on the slide.
Click the revisions icon anywhere it appears on a slide to see the changes that were made in that spot. To accept a revision, click the check box beside it. To reject a revision, leave the box unchecked.