Import entire presentation to the Slide Library
Created a great slide deck and want to save/import all slides as a new gallery? Rather than save slides individually, use our import capability to bulk import all slides/shapes from a presentation.
This feature is particularly useful for sales presentations, where the team want to consistently use a common core set of slides but need to make client specific tweaks and add pricing updates for each presentation. Open the presentation you want to import and from the Gallery toolbar "Actions..." menu click "Save current presentation as a new gallery..."
The Gallery name will by default be the name of the presentation, or the title of the first slide if the presentation has not been saved (you can change the gallery name at any point by editing the relevant gallery folder name in C:\Users\Public\Documents\PPT Productivity).
You will then be prompted for the name and thumbnail to represent each slide. By default, the name will prepopulate with text from the slide in the following order: Any text in the Notes field, any text found in the slide Title, any text found in a shape on the slide (in the order added to the slide).
Next select whether to save as Shapes, or save as a Slide, and select the preferred thumbnail from the options displayed. Repeat for each slide.
To bulk import all slides using prepopulated text and default thumbnail type, tick "Bulk import remaining" option. This will bulk save all Shapes/ Slides without a prompt.
This works best if you first nominate a slide/ shape name in the presenter notes of each slide, or if that is missing, the slide title. If a slide is found without any text to use as a name, it will pause and prompt you to enter a name before continuing the bulk import.