How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint

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How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Projecting a PowerPoint presentation. (projector ready for presentation image by Dmitry Goygel-Sokol from Fotolia.com)

Robert Gaskins invented PowerPoint in 1984. It first attracted venture capital from Apple and then later Microsoft made an acquisition. PowerPoint can be used to teach a class or help present a meeting. A PowerPoint presentation can be a visual aid for a generally boring meeting. A Microsoft Word document can be used to create a presentation.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Open an already saved document. (working on computer image by dana nicolescu from Fotolia.com)

Open the Microsoft Word program from the start menu located at the bottom left of the screen. It may also already be on your desktop.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Select your file with the mouse. (computer mouse image by Photosani from Fotolia.com)

Select your saved document file.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Looking through documents can be time consuming if they are not named properly. (computer worker image by PD-Images.com from Fotolia.com)

Open the file.

Select the text you want to copy by clicking the left side of the mouse and dragging across the text and highlighting it.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Learn shortcuts for editing and copying. (a copy key: symbolic computer security and theft of digital data image by Stephen Gibson from Fotolia.com)

Select "Copy" from the edit menu at the top of the left side of the window, or for a shortcut press the control key and the "C" key.

Open your saved PowerPoint document. Now both programs should be open.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
You can make as many slides as you need. (computer image by Hao Wang from Fotolia.com)

Find the particular slide in which you want to paste the text.

Place the cursor in the text box in the PowerPoint document.

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Cut down on time with the paste shortcut. (computer image by fotografiche.eu from Fotolia.com)

Go to edit and select "Paste" or press the control key and the "V" key

How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
Always save and name your documents. (computer worker image by PD-Images.com from Fotolia.com)

Now that the task is completed make sure to save the file.

Tip

Check out the PowerPoint tutorial. You can change the size and colour for an enhanced look. You can print your presentation for handouts. You can use animation in PowerPoint for your presentation. Add the effect of a fading page. Add sound effects when changing slides. Insert pictures to improve your message. Insert a subliminal message. This can be pretty hysterical in the right conditions. Create a text object then select the text object. Now click on the animation effects button, which is the yellow star, located on the tool bar. Then click on the "flash once" button. Check out your slide show and see the message quickly flash and then vanish.

Tips and warnings

  • Check out the PowerPoint tutorial.
  • You can change the size and colour for an enhanced look.
  • You can print your presentation for handouts.
  • You can use animation in PowerPoint for your presentation.
  • Add the effect of a fading page.
  • Add sound effects when changing slides.
  • Insert pictures to improve your message.
  • Insert a subliminal message. This can be pretty hysterical in the right conditions. Create a text object then select the text object. Now click on the animation effects button, which is the yellow star, located on the tool bar. Then click on the "flash once" button. Check out your slide show and see the message quickly flash and then vanish.

Things you need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word Software
  • PowerPoint Software

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