Step 2: Copy the table in Excel Using your mouse or arrow keys, highlight the table of data in Excel. The slide layout with a title only is usually a good choice if the imported table will be the main focus of the slide.
On the Home ribbon, click the Copy button to copy the data table to the Windows Clipboard. Step 4: Paste the Table on Your Power Point slide On the Home ribbon, click the arrow below the Paste icon to bring up a sub-menu and click on Paste Special.
This technique also allows you to secure the data from others changing it and prevents accidental transposition errors.
This article shows you the step by step procedure for importing linked data from an Excel spreadsheet into a Power Point slide (works in Power Point 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016).
Paste special option does not allow users to edit the charts. However, I am getting a pop up menu asking to update the file in my documents folder. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?