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Transfering slides from old powerpoint files to new one with tabs

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Hi.  I have a new powerpoint file with tabs to assist navigating back and forth.
I want to import some slides from some old powerpoint files into a specifc tabbed section of the new file.
When I copy a slide and select where to insert it in the new file and select keep 'destination theme', it saves in that location but doesnt take on the tab function of the section I have slotted it into.  So the tabs dont work for the new slides.
The only way I can think of to do this so it works is to duplicate one of the slides in the target tabbed section, and paste contents from the source slide into that slide.  But this is slow going.
Can anyone think of a better/quicker way?
tabbed-presentation-4x3_gh.pptx
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by:Serena Hsi
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You could probably setup a Slide Master for each of the tabs. Then just apply the master layout to the imported slides. Here's a kb article that describes how this is done:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-multiple-slide-masters-in-one-presentation-09174b1b-04a3-41b8-bc22-2e21636d9e7f
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by:Jamie Garroch
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Are these "tabs" (can  you share a slide or screenshot?) some kind of on-slide objects that you have built yourself? If they are present on the slide master then when you copy slides from an external deck using a different design and then select Keep Source Formatting, the source slides will be copied to your target deck along with a new Slide Master from your source. So, by doing this, you are now using multiple slide masters in your content.

The best thing to do would be to use the default Use Destination Theme option when pasting your content.

If you can't do this then the next option is to copy the "tab" elements from Master 1 to Master 2 (or whatever master index it is in your target deck).

The third option you have already discovered is to copy the content from the source slide to a new slide using your desired slide master in the target deck. Note that this method will add complexity if you are using placeholders in either source or target decks. You could automate such a process with VBA.
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Hi. I worked out quickest way myself.
The template I was using was developed by someone else.
After inserting new slides, I just had to go to the slide master and update the hyperlinks on the tabs to point to the updated slide no.
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by:Jamie Garroch
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Glad that worked for you. Your solution is what I suggested in my second option e.g. editing the new slide master that is created when you paste the slides whilst maintaining the source formatting.
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Mine was the quickest solution.
But appreciate other solutions provided.  Thanks
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