How to Convert Word Documents to PowerPoint 2007

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Microsoft PowerPoint is software that can help you easily create professional, dynamic presentations. You may have an existing Word document that contains the beginnings of a great presentation, and want to convert that document to an audience-ready presentation. Using the headings feature in Word, you can format your document to be PowerPoint ready and have your presentation up and running in PowerPoint with the click of a button.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Open your document in Microsoft Word.

  2. 2

    Format the document with headings and bullet points. To format your text into a heading style, highlight your text and click the down arrow to the right of "Styles" listed in the "Home" tab. Choose "Heading 1" for slide titles and "Heading 2" for text you want to convert to bullet points.

  3. 3

    Save your file as a Word document (.docx) or as a Word 93 document (.doc).

  4. 4

    In PowerPoint, open the file you created in Step 3. Choose the "Office" button, select "Open" and click the drop down menu for "File type." Select "All Outlines" and locate your file.

  5. 5

    Click on "Open." Your Word document will be converted to a PowerPoint presentation.

Tips and warnings

  • Save your outline as an .rtf or as a .doc for earlier versions of Word or PowerPoint.
  • If you don't want to convert your Word document into headings and bullets, and alternative method is to cut and paste parts of your document from Word to PowerPoint.

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