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How to convert a Microsoft Word document to PowerPoint

Sometimes, you may be writing a Word document that you need to present to your colleagues. Instead of rewriting the same content in PowerPoint, you can convert the document into PowerPoint to avoid double work.

There are a few ways to do this, as we will see below.

Method 1

Make changes to the format of your text.

Your text is divided into two: Headings and the body. In this method, we will make the headings, ‘Heading1’ and the body, ‘Heading 2.’ You can do this from the ‘Home’ Tab on the ribbon.

Do this for every single section of your document. Otherwise, the conversion will not work.

Heading 1

Select the heading and click ‘Heading 1’

Heading 2

Select the body and click ‘Heading 2.’

  • Open Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • From the screen, select ‘New.’
  • Select ‘Blank document.’
  • A new PowerPoint document will appear.
  • On the ribbon, choose ‘New Slide.’
  • A ‘slide’ dialog box will appear.
  • At the bottom of the list, choose ‘Slides from outline.’
  • PowerPoint will display a window with the folders on your device.
  • Choose the folder with the document you want to convert.
  • Once you are done, click ‘Insert.’
  • Your document will then appear as a PowerPoint document on slides.

Method 2

  • Open Microsoft PowerPoint on your device.
  • From the screen, select ‘New.’
  • Another page will open up. From it, select ‘Blank document.’
  • A new PowerPoint document will appear.
  • Choose the slide where you want to insert the converted Word document.
  • Click the ‘Insert’ tab on your ribbon.
  • PowerPoint will display a column of sections.
  • From the ‘Text’ section, choose ‘Object.’
  • An ‘Insert Object’ dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Choose ‘Create From File.’ On your left.
  • Next, click ‘Browse’ to insert the Word document you want to convert.
  • A list of the folders on your device will appear.
  • Choose the folder with the Word document.
  • Click ‘OK’ when you are done selecting it.
  • Click ‘OK’ from the ‘Insert Object’ dialog box.
  • Your document will appear on a slide in PowerPoint.

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Once all the necessary edits have been made, you can save the final version containing all the modifications with one click.

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