Making a Scrap File


Let’s say you have a PowerPoint presentation with too many slides and you would like to use only one or several of them. There is a quick way to do this without copying, starting a new slide show, and pasting. It is called creating a Scrap File.

  • Right-click on the slide or slides you want
  • Choose Copy.
  • Save to the Desktop as a Scrap File.
  • Rename your new presentation.

It will add an extension .shs for the new scrap file. If you put this new .shs file on a computer, the presentation will only work if you have PowerPoint on that computer. You can show your slide show, but if you want to send it to someone over the Internet, you will want to save it as a .ppt, because the Internet does not recognize the scrap file.

Submitted by:David Tucker