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Search for and insert additional slides into composed presentations

When composing new PowerPoint presentations with Qorus, you also have the ability to search for and insert additional slides from other presentations, and assemble these as part of your composed PowerPoint slide deck. 

In this article, we'll explain how to: 

  • Use the search panel in the Slide Compose window
  • Insert additional slides into the presentation you're composing

Before you continue, if you're new to Qorus Compose, we'd recommend that you first take a look at this introductory article, and that you use the steps described here to launch Qorus Compose.

Also, a quick side note that you might find useful: Things work a little differently when you're composing Word documents. For instance, you won't see a Search Panel when you're composing new documents with Qorus. You'll only see the Smart Fields panel. That's because you have the ability to insert the contents of any document into emails, presentations and other documents, directly from the search results. You can learn more about this here

USING THE SEARCH PANEL IN THE SLIDE COMPOSE WINDOW

After locating the presentation you want to use as a starting point, and clicking on 'Compose', the following modal window will appear: 

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To reveal the Search panel, click on the 'Search' stub in the top right of your screen. Then use the Search tab as you normally would in any of the Qorus Add-ins, to locate slides that you want to leverage in the presentation you're composing, either by running a search, or by using your favorites. 

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INSERT ADDITIONAL SLIDES INTO THE PRESENTATION YOU'RE COMPOSING

Once you've found the slides you need, you can click on the 'Insert as Source' button to load your chosen slide deck into the 'Source Panel'. 

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In the Source Panel, you can pick the slides you'd like to insert with the help of the check boxes on the right. If you'd like to re-use all the slides, you can simply click on 'Select All'. 

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You can also click on any of the slide thumbnails in the Source Panel to preview them before making your selections.

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With your selections made, you can then proceed to insert your chosen slides into the presentation you're composing. To do this, simply click and hold your left mouse button on any of the selected slides, then drag and drop them into the outcome panel. 

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Now, if you'd like, you can actually skip the Source Panel altogether, and drag and drop slides directly from the Search panel into the Outcome panel.

This is particularly useful, and can help you save time, if you know exactly which slide deck you want to insert, and if you want to insert the entire slide deck into the presentation you're composing: 

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