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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Microsoft Word Software
  • PowerPoint Software

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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
    Open an already saved document. (working on computer image by dana nicolescu from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Select your saved document file.

    How to Copy & Paste a Word Document Into a PowerPoint
    Select your file with the mouse. (computer mouse image by Photosani from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Open the 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)
  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    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.

    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)
  6. 6

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

  7. 7

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

    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)
  8. 8

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

  9. 9

    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
    Cut down on time with the paste shortcut. (computer image by fotografiche.eu from Fotolia.com)
  10. 10

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

    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)

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.

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