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Convert your Word documents into PowerPoint 2007 presentations

If you need to make a PowerPoint presentation from a Word document, don't worry about endless cutting and pasting. Mary Ann Richardson shows how you can use Word's built-in formatting to make an easy transition from one document to another.

PowerPoint 2007 lets you create slides from your Word documents without having to retype or copy any text. All you need to do is to apply Word's built-in heading styles to your text, and PowerPoint will do the rest. For example, say you have typed the following text in your Word document:

Questions to ask about your financial investment:

Is principal guaranteed?

What is the market risk?

Is interest compounded free from current income taxes?

Can you withdraw without penalty?

Will it provide guaranteed lifetime income?

ABC Financial Ratings
A.M. Best A+ (Superior)
Fitch rating: AA (Very Strong)
Moody's Investors Service, Inc. rating: A1 (Good)
Standard & Poors' rating: AA (Very Strong)

For each slide in this example, the line to be the slide title received the Heading 1 style, and the remaining lines of text for each slide received the Heading 2 style. (PowerPoint 2007 can only convert text formatted with a heading style, but you can use any of Word's built-in heading styles.)

To convert this text into two PowerPoint slides, follow these steps:

  1. Open PowerPoint 2007.
  2. On the Home Ribbon, in the Slides group, click the arrow below New Slide.
  3. Click Slides From Outline, then navigate to the Word document containing your slides.
  4. Click Insert.
  5. Click the Design tab.
  6. Click the theme of your choice.
  7. Add a title to your title slide and save the file.

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14 comments
vikasph
vikasph

if it shows that " The outline is too long to read in its entirety" ???

venduco
venduco

I am on a mac with Office 2011. Export from Word as .rtf format. To do these steps automatically, there is also a "send to Powerpoint" option in Word, ( not viewable by default, you have to enable this View -> toolbars -> customize) which does the same thing, but I could not get this to work. As above, be sure to make titles Heading1, content Heading 2, don't leave blank lines Has anyone found a way to ensure content is page-breaked to fit onto a slide without chopping later? Does not handle large word documents Ian

salimalgeria
salimalgeria

Thank you very much for this explanation , it helps me in my work , I have spent much time in looking for software which converts doc to ppt , but now it's ok i don't need them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zipompe2
zipompe2

how to convert word to power point

bacharity
bacharity

Having trouble representing word 2007 equations with Power Point. Any one out there with any suggestions?

fjmarone
fjmarone

Typical of Microsoft to force us to become experts instead of creating software that works intuitively. Who would not prefer to simply tell Word or Power Point to create slides from a document and have it done without all this manipulation? Bill has taught us that the way designers choose to make something will be the way we will be forced to adapt to rather than making products we can actually use as regular folks. Probably a bad thing that so many people develop their "tips" and broadcast them, making crap software marginally usable. sigh.

Vikps
Vikps

Tried this and it does bring in the text but not the graphics

Vikps
Vikps

I tried it but it doesnt bring my Graphic objects in.

niran_olatona
niran_olatona

A great job you guys are doing. Well done and wishing you the very best. Lato

lokesh.aradhya
lokesh.aradhya

Is this feature available in powerpoint 2003? If so how?

h3driver
h3driver

Click "Insert" on the PowerPoint Main Menu. Then select "Slides from Outline ...". From there you will be able to select the Word document to which you have applied the desired Heading styles.

dashian
dashian

where i can find the slides from outline

rich95134
rich95134

Once you've assigned styles in Word 2003, just do a "File"->"Send To"->"Microsoft Office Powerpoint" (from Word) and your slides will be generated in a newly opened Powerpoint document.

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