How to Do a PowerPoint Presentation on Microsoft Word

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Microsoft PowerPoint helps you to create dramatic slide shows that create a dynamic element that can keep your audience interested in your presentation. You may want to pass out PowerPoint handouts during your presentation so that the audience can take notes or view what's coming up in the presentation. While PowerPoint has an option where you can print the slides out onto paper, the function is very limited. If you want a more elaborate handout, format them in Microsoft Word.


Step 1

Click the "Microsoft Office" button in PowerPoint. Point to "Publish" and then click on "Create Handouts in Microsoft Word." A Send to Microsoft Office dialog box will open.

Step 2

Click "Paste."

Step 3

Click "OK." Microsoft Word will open automatically with the PowerPoint slides inserted into a document.


If you plan to make changes in your PowerPoint presentation and you want those changes reflected in the Word document, click "Paste Link" in Step 2 instead of "Paste." When you open your Word document, you'll be prompted to accept or reject any updates to the PowerPoint presentation.