How to Convert a Word Document to a Power Point Presentation

By Stephanie Ellen

To convert a Word document to a PowerPoint presentation, you have two options. The first is to copy and paste the information from the Word document into a PowerPoint presentation. Although this might work for smaller presentations, it becomes tedious for larger ones. One solution is to format the Word document so PowerPoint can read it and determine what information is to go in which slide.

Things You'll Need

  • Word 2007 or 2010
  • PowerPoint 2007 or 2010

Step 1

Open the Word document you want to convert to PowerPoint.

Step 2

Double-click on any piece of information you want to be a slide title, then click on the "Home" tab and then "Heading 1" from the "Styles" section.

Step 3

Double-click on any item you want to be a bulleted list in PowerPoint. Click on the "Home" tab, and then click on "Heading 2."

Step 4

Save your document by clicking on the "Microsoft Office" button and then clicking "Save." Close Microsoft Word.

Step 5

Open PowerPoint.

Step 6

Click on the "Office" button and then click "Open."

Step 7

Click on the arrow to the right of "All PowerPoint Presentations" and then click on "All Files." Locate the file you saved in Word and then click "Open." PowerPoint will convert your Word document to a PowerPoint presentation.

Tips & Warnings

  • PowerPoint slides work best when text is kept to a minimum. Convert large amounts of information from your Word document to a few bullet points per slide before opening it in PowerPoint. If you don't the text could bleed off the slide and be difficult to manage.

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