If you already have text in a Word outline or another word-processing program, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel.
Learn How to Create a Presentation from a Microsoft Word Outline
You can start with your Word outline and open this data in PowerPoint to create your presentation.
Even if you do not already have your outline created in Word, you may choose to create the text for your slides in a Word outline and then open the outline in PowerPoint (import your outline to PowerPoint). Then add photos and other visual elements to your slide to create an impressive presentation.
PowerPoint can create slides based on an outline created in Word, another word-processing program, or even a web page as long as the text is saved in a format that PowerPoint can recognize.
Let’s briefly discuss file types.
Microsoft Word 2010 and 2007 uses the .docx file extension. When you use an outline created in other programs, save the file as a Rich Text Format (.rtf) file or plain text (.txt). Web pages that use the .htm or .html extensions can also be imported.
How Does IT Work?
When you open a Word outline or a Rich Text Format document in a presentation, PowerPoint creates an outline and slides based on the structure or heading styles of your outline.
- Heading 1 of the word-processing document becomes a slide title in PowerPoint.
- Heading 2 of the word-processing document becomes the first level bulleted text on the PowerPoint slide.
- Heading 3 of the word-processing document becomes the second level bulleted text on the PowerPoint slide and so on.
If your word-processing document does not have heading styles, PowerPoint creates an outline and slide titles for each new paragraph.
Let’s get started. Follow the written instructions below or view the video.
How to Create a Presentation from a Microsoft Word Outline
1. Open PowerPoint and Click File on the Ribbon to open Backstage View.
2. Click the Open Command to display the Open dialog box. Navigate to find your outline file so that you can open the file. Click the File Type arrow and choose All Outlines.
3. Click Open to Create the slides and outline in PowerPoint. To see the outline click the Outline tab in the Tabs pane.
Format Your Slides
Now that you have imported you outline into PowerPoint and have the basic structure of your presentation, you are ready to make it look great. Change your theme, layout, and add beautiful photos.
Check out these tips for great presentations.
How to Create a Presentation from a Microsoft Word Outline | Video Tutorial
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