OK, so we all know how powerful Microsoft PowerPoint is when it comes down to presentations. But not everyone knows it is possible to track changes made in a presentation. From within this article, we are going to discuss how to get this done in the best possible way.
Compare and Merge PowerPoint Presentations
A lot of people these days are working independently from home, and as such, bosses may need to check on the changes made to a presentation over a period of time. It’s a great feature that has improved PowerPoint in more ways than one.
What is required for tracking changes in PowerPoint?
In order to track the changes made in PowerPoint, the user is required to have a copy of the source file, along with a copy of the review file. Once you’ve allocated both items, it is now time to open the reviewed PowerPoint file
These are easily attainable, so make sure everything is at hand before moving forward to the next step.
Navigate to compare and merge
To get to the Compare section, you are required to click on the Review tab from within Microsoft PowerPoint, and from there, select Compare.
After doing that, please locate the other version of the document and hit the button that says Merge. After doing all of that, you should now see a section at the right of the screen called Revisions. Here you will see all the changes made.
As you can see from the image, one version of the presentation is different because it has an added slide. However, since both PowerPoint documents have merged, they are now a single entity.
Now, what’s interesting about this is the fact that you can see the changes that were made by different people if you’re part of a team. The option is then there to keep the source content or accept the changes made by selecting one, a few, or all of them.
We have to say that this is one of the best features found in Microsoft PowerPoint due to how useful it is.
At a time like now when most people are working from home, this feature should make things a lot easier for teams collaborating on a single project.