How to Import Word to PowerPoint 2007

By Marlon Trotsky

Some PC users may be surprised to learn that rather than copying and pasting text, they can simply import their Word document into PowerPoint, where it will be formatted automatically. When importing a Word document into your PowerPoint presentation, the latter program will place each paragraph on a separate slide and format it by assigning the Heading 1 style to the slide's title, and Heading 2 to the first level of text. Apply a heading format to your text in Word or it will not be imported into PowerPoint.

Insert Slides From Word Outline

Step 1

Open Word and create a new document.

Step 2

Type out your content, using the guidelines for an outline. Ensure that each line stands on its own. This goes for a slide title or bulleted text. Blank lines will come out as blank slides. Insert a tab before each line of bulleted text, and two tabs to create second-level bulleted text. Save your document as a .doc file.

Step 3

Start a new Powerpoint presentation. Click on the "Office" button and then click "Open."

Step 4

Choose "All Outlines" for the file type and navigate to the DOC file you saved in Step 1. Select it and click "Open." Alternatively, press the down arrow under "New Slide" in the Home tab. Click "Slides from Outline" and choose your document from the list that appears.

Import Word Document Into Presentation

Step 1

Open the PowerPoint presentation into which you intend to import your Word document.

Step 2

Click the "Office" button, then "Open" to access the Open dialog box. Select "All Files (*.*)" in the "Files of type" drop-down field.

Step 3

Click on the Word document you want to import and click "Open." Wait for the document to appear: Each paragraph in the document should come up on its own slide. You may have to resize some of the text to ensure that each paragraph fits on its respective slide.