How to Track Changes in a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation?

Dec 17, 2022
Updated • Dec 14, 2022
Microsoft, Tutorials

Almost everyone has loved working with PowerPoint. Microsoft 365 subscribers can now collaborate in real-time or work individually on a project. The latest feature allows users to track changes made to a presentation when you send it out.

How to Track Changes?

To track changes, you will need the source file copy and the reviewed file copy. Once you have both files, open the reviewed file and then click on the review tab at the top. Select compare from the compare group at the top. You will then be asked for the location of the source file. Select the source file and then click merge.

Upon merging, both presentations will be compared, and a new revisions pane will open up. This pane will state all the original and edited files' differences. If there are no changes, the pane will say no changes have been made. You will also be told which slide to skip to so you can see which changes are made.

If there are any changes, a slide changes box will appear in the pane. Upon clicking that box, you will see all the changes made to that slide. This includes everything from spacing changes to adding or removing content.

You can select any of the changes and see who made them. You can even choose to keep the changes or revert to the source file slide. You can also accept individual changes by checking the box next to each change.

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Changes Now Easy to Track

With these simple steps, you can now track and collaborate easily using Microsoft PowerPoint. Although the process is not real-time, it helps users understand what changes are made, and they can undo those changes as well.


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  1. Aluminum said on December 17, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    “Almost everyone has loved working with PowerPoint.”

    Not everyone loves death by PowerPoint

  2. Paul(us) said on December 17, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Shaun, did you notice that you wrought this article on December 17 and you updated this article on December 14? And this is not the first time you do that. I mean flip the date you write something and make an improvement. I have looked this up in your other articles.

    And the referral “How Can I Use Office For Free Without Downloading it?” is a relative good one.

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