How To Keep Source Formatting In Powerpoint

When you spend time crafting a carefully formatted PowerPoint presentation, the last thing you want is for that formatting to disappear when you paste in new content. Fortunately, PowerPoint has a built-in feature that allows you to preserve your original formatting when you paste content from other sources.

Method for Keeping Source Formatting

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to keep source formatting in PowerPoint:

  1. Select the text, image, or area that you want to copy. This can be from a Word document, a webpage, or another PowerPoint slide.
  2. Copy the selected content using the shortcut keys CTRL + C or by right-clicking and choosing Copy from the drop-down menu.
  3. Go to the slide where you want to paste the content. Click where you want the content to go.
  4. Press CTRL + V or right-click and choose Paste from the drop-down menu. A small clipboard icon should appear near the pasted content.
  5. Click on the clipboard icon. A drop-down menu will appear.
  6. From the drop-down menu, choose Keep Source Formatting. This will ensure that the pasted content retains its original formatting.

If you follow these steps, your pasted content should match the source formatting perfectly, allowing you to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout your PowerPoint presentation.

Handling Source Code in PowerPoint Presentation

If you’re presenting source code in PowerPoint and want to maintain the formatting, you’ll need to handle it a bit differently. As PowerPoint does not have built-in syntax highlighting or formatting like coding editors, we need to adapt. Here’s how:

  1. Firstly, copy the source code from your editor, and then paste it into a Notepad. You will notice that it retains the monospace font typical of coding environments.
  2. Next, copy the code from Notepad, and then paste it into your PowerPoint slide.
  3. Once pasted into PowerPoint, you can adjust the font size, color, and style to match your presentation aesthetics.

For inline code, it is advisable to use the strong tag to make it stand out from the rest of the text, like so: your_inline_code_here.

For multi-line code, however, we recommend using the


tags to keep the formatting intact. This makes your code easier to read and understand, thereby making your presentation more effective.

By following these steps and using the tools provided, you can ensure that your PowerPoint presentations maintain their formatting and present your content in the best possible light.