When working with Google Slides, at times you may find yourself needing to duplicate a slide—whether to maintain the same layout, reuse graphic elements, or keep text formatting consistent. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to copy a slide in Google Slides.
Step-by-Step Guide to copy a slide in Google Slides
Step 1. Open your Google Slides Presentation
Sign in to your Google account and navigate to Google Drive. Open the Google Slides presentation that contains the slide you want to copy.
Step 2. Select the Slide to Copy
Once the presentation is open, click on the slide in the left-hand slide sorter view that you want to duplicate. It will be highlighted once selected.
Step 3. Duplicate the Slide
There are two ways to duplicate the slide:
Via the Menu:
Click on the Edit menu at the top of the screen, then select Duplicate. A copy of the selected slide will be placed immediately after the original in the presentation.
Via Right Click:
Alternatively, you can also right-click on the selected slide in the slide sorter view and select Duplicate slide.
Shortcut Key to Duplicate Slide
If you frequently need to duplicate slides, using a keyboard shortcut can save you time. Once you’ve selected the slide you wish to duplicate, simply press Ctrl+D on Windows or Cmd+D on Mac. A duplicate of the selected slide will appear immediately after the original slide.
Duplicating slides in Google Slides is a simple and straightforward process, yet it can significantly increase your productivity when creating presentations. Now that you know how to do it, you can maintain the consistency of your presentation by reusing the same slide layouts, designs, and text formats.