How to convert a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation? | TechBuzz

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Regardless of whether you prefer to work in PowerPoint or would like to present the content of your Word document in a different way, it is good to know how you can convert a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation.

If you have a Microsoft 365 account, you can use Word for the web to do the conversion, or you can do it directly with PowerPoint. There is another option. Don’t want to turn your document into a presentation, but still need to use it as a reference? You can insert it as an object directly into the slide. If this all sounds super complicated, don’t worry. We will guide you every step of the way.

How to convert a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation

Convert a Word document to a PowerPoint presentation using Word online

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First, open your Internet browser and sign in to Office. Once you’re signed in, open the document you want to convert to Word for the web and click the “File” tab in the upper left corner of the window. Click “Export” or “Export” in the left pane and select “Export to PowerPoint Presentation (Preview).

The Export to Presentation window will appear. Here, select the design theme you want to use and click “Export”.

Word for the web will then start preparing your new presentation. When you’re ready, click “Open Presentation”.

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Your presentation will open in PowerPoint for the web. If you need a local copy, you can always download it by going to File > Save As > Download a copy.

Convert a Word document to a PowerPoint presentation using PowerPoint

You can convert your Word document to a PowerPoint presentation using PowerPoint itself, but first you need to make sure that your Word document is properly formatted for conversion. For content you want to use as a slide title, be sure to style it Title 1. For content you want to use as text on a slide, style it Title 2.

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When you’re ready, open PowerPoint and make sure you’re on the “Home” tab. Then select “New Slide” on the ribbon, then “Slides from Outline” from the bottom of the menu that appears.

From here, find the Word document you want to use, select it and click “Insert”.

PowerPoint will then do its thing. While this method isn’t as good as using Word for the web, it will still get the job done.

Insert your Word document as an object into your presentation

If you are not interested in converting a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation, you can insert it as a Quick Access object. Before we continue, it’s important that you understand the difference between the two types of objects you can insert your document into: linked or embedded.

The main difference between them is where the data is stored. If you embed an object in your presentation, the data from that object is stored in the presentation. This is good if you are worried about changing the location of the word document (which can break the linked object), but it will increase your file size. The linked object only inserts a link to the source file. In other words, the data from the object is not stored in the presentation, it is simply linked to it.

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This will reduce the file size, but that link may break if the original file is moved to another location. To insert your Word document as an object into your presentation, open the presentation and go to the slide you want to add the object to. From there, click the “Insert” tab and select “Object”.

The Insert Object window will appear. Select “Create from file and click “Browse”.

Find and select the document you want to insert. After inserting, you have two choices. You can display the entire Word document on a PowerPoint slide or simply display the document icon. If you choose the latter, the document will open in Word when you select it.

Click “OK” to insert the object. That’s all.

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