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Is there an easy way to convert a Word doc to a Powerpoint presentation?

By 5foot1 ·
I use Word/Powerpoint 2007 and I cant seem to find an easy way to convert a Word doc into a Powerpoint presentation. In earlier versions of Word (2003?) this was a menu based function but I can't seem to pinpoint how to do it via 2007 - any advice would be gratefully appreciated, thanks.

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none that i have found

by PurpleSkys In reply to Is there an easy way to c ...

you may have to simply copy/paste your docx. into ppt.

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Thank you

by 5foot1 In reply to none that i have found

Thanks for your feedback - I've received a couple of other responses which you may find useful. They offer a partial solution only, but one that could be quite helpful (depending on the contents of the Word doc being transferred). I tried the copy and paste idea, unfortunately there's a lot of graphics in my Word doc that just wouldn't resize successfully, so I think I'm stuck with having to redo my info in Powerpoint. Thanks again for your feedback.

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Found this on the web

by BillMlod In reply to Is there an easy way to c ...

Word 2007 doesn't allow you to publish to PowerPoint 2007 by default.
Here's the solution:

After you are done in Word 2007, save it as a Word document.
Now open PowerPoint 2007.
Click on the Office Button at the top left hand corner.
Click Open.
Under Files of type, select All Outlines.
Now select the Word document and click Open.

Alternately,
In Word 2007, right click on the ribbon.
Select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
Under "Choose commands from:", select Commands not in the ribbon.
Look for "Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint".
Click Ok.
The command will then be added onto the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).

Haven't tried it but it might be what you are looking for

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Thank you

by 5foot1 In reply to Found this on the web

Many thanks for your feedback, it was much appreciated. I've tried both the options you gave me, with partial success. Powerpoint will pick up text with a heading style from my Word doc and puts it into Powerpoint without a problem, unfortunately other text/graphics does not go through. I've also received a solution where the transition is actioned from Word, but all three solutions have the same result - only text defined as headings goes through. This would be a useful option to quickly transfer report headings into Powerpoint but otherwise it's a tad limited. I now have my answer to my question :-) Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

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Convert your Word documents into PowerPoint 2007 presentations

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Thank you

by 5foot1 In reply to Convert your Word documen ...

Many thanks for your feedback, it was much appreciated. I've tried it out with partial success - only text defined as headings goes through. This would be a useful option to quickly transfer report headings into Powerpoint but otherwise it's a tad limited. I now have my answer to my question :-) Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

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Use The Send To Option

by cjonesjr In reply to Is there an easy way to c ...

Go to the Word Quick Access Bar. Click the Down arrow to the right and click on More Commands. In the drop down box under Choose Commands From, it says Popular Commands. Click the down arrow and select All Commands. Scroll down to Send To Microsoft PowerPoint. Click on it and click the center arrow to add it to the list on the right.
The easiest method is to change to the Outline View in Word.
Now, go through your document and designate what titles you want as PPT titles. In the Outlining Tab, click the down arrow and choose Level 1 as the slide titles. Level 2 as the bullet points and Level 3 as any content under a bullet point.

You'll still have to work with the graphics. I have had it send graphics to PPT. You might try selecting a graphic and make them a Level 2 or Level 3

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