PowerPoint - Linked image automatically update

By xngo on February 11, 2020

In Powerpoint, when you insert your picture, make sure to select Insert and Link option.

PowerPoint - Insert and Link

With this option, the picture is embedded in the presentation. However, when you open the presentation, Powerpoint checks to see if the file the link points to is newer than the embedded copy. If so, it automatically updates to the new file.

So, whenever you update your pictures, don't forget to open your PowerPoint file for the update to occur.

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Xuan Ngo is the founder of OpenWritings.net. He currently lives in Montreal, Canada. He loves to write about programming and open source subjects.